Gagging versus severe choking.

Posted by on November 9, 2017 in First Aid, First aid for children, Infant CPR, Toddler safety | Comments Off on Gagging versus severe choking.

Gagging versus severe choking.


  • Is normal
  • Baby’s gag reflex is close to the front of the mouth.
  • Gagging gets food or objects out of the back of mouth.
  • Gagging is nature’s way of preventing airway obstruction.
  • Baby is making sound such as coughing or the gagging sound.
  • No need to intervene.

Severe Choking:

  • An object is lodged in the
  • There is no sound.
  • The airway is blocked.
  • There is no breathing or air movement.
  • Baby’s color is blue around the lips.
  • It’s a medical emergency.
  • You must intervene.

Perform the Infant choking maneuver. Call 911