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  • If you are alone with a child or baby who is unresponsive and not breathing (or only gasping), call our emergency line after you have done 2 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • If someone else is present, shout for the person to call the local emergency line or call our emergency number on:  and then have him locate an AED (a defibrillator) right away while you begin CPR.
  • If a child or baby is unconscious but you see regular breathing, call local emergency number and wait for help. A breathing child or baby does not need CPR, but one that is not breathing or gasping does.
1. Check the child’s level of responsiveness
  • Make sure you and the child are in safe surroundings.
  • Tap the child gently.
  • Shout, “Are you OK?"
  • Look quickly to see if the child has any injuries, bleeding, or medical problems.
2. Check the child’s breathing
  • Place your ear near the child’s mouth and nose. Is there breath on your cheek? Is the child’s chest moving?
3. Begin chest compressions

If the child does not respond and is not breathing:

  • Carefully place the child on his/her back. For a baby, be careful not to tilt the head back too far. If you suspect a neck or head injury, roll the baby over, moving his/her entire body at once.
  • For a baby, place two fingers on breastbone. For a child, place heel of one hand on center of chest at nipple line. You also can push with one hand on top of the other.
  • For a child, press down about 2 inches. Make sure not to press on ribs, as they are fragile and prone to fracture.
  • For a baby, press down about 1 1/2 inches, about 1/3 to 1/2 the depth of chest. Make sure not to press on the end of the breastbone.
  • Do 30 chest compressions, at the rate of 100 per minute. Let the chest rise completely between pushes.
  • Check to see if the child has started breathing.
  • Continue CPR until emergency help arrives.
4. Open The Airway
  • Open the airway using a head tilt lifting of chin. Do not tilt the head too far back
5. Give 2 Gentle Breaths

If the baby is not breathing or not breathing normally, cover the baby's mouth and nose with your mouth and give 2 gentle breaths. Each breath should be 1 second long. You should see the baby's chest rise with each breath.