CPR for Infants (Younger than 1 Year)

Step 11. Shout and Tap

Shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder. If there is no response, position the infant on his or her back.

Step 22. Open The Airway

Open the airway using a head tilt lifting of chin. Do not tilt the head too far back.

Step 33. Give 2 Breaths

If the baby is not breathing give 2 small, gentle breaths. Cover the baby's mouth and nose with your mouth. Each breath should be 1 1/2-2 seconds long. You should see the baby's chest rise with each breath.

44. Give 5 Compressions

Give five gentle chest compressions at the rate of 100 per minute. Position your 3rd and 4th fingers in the center of the chest half an inch below the nipples. Press down only 1/2-1 inches.

55. Repeat

Repeat with 1 breath and 5 compressions. After one minute of repeated cycles call 911 and continue giving breaths and compressions.

First Aid for a Choking Conscious Infant
(Younger than 1 years old)

Step 1
Determine if the infant can cry or cough. If not, proceed to next step.

Step 2
Give 5 back blows.

Step 3
Give 5 chest thrusts.

Step 4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 above until effective or the infant becomes unconscious. If the infant becomes unresponsive, perform CPR. If you see an object in the throat or mouth, remove it.