CPR On A Baby – How to perform CPR


CPR happens daily in the hospitals, and outside. Knowing CPR could safe a life of your loved ones. Even if you will never use CPR it’s better to know it, emergencies happen daily. CPR on a baby is different from adult CPR, being able to perform CPR on an infant, could be a life changing act.

What Is CPR

CPR is an emergency procedure that is performed when a heart stops beating. Performing CPR as soon as possible could give the person a bigger chance of surviving.

Important’s of CPR

CPR is important because it helps the body continue blood flow, even a partial blood flow is better than none.

It also extends the opportunity for trained medical staff have a successful resuscitation.


CPR is a critical step in the whole survival chain that hospitals have, CPR plays a big and important role in saving one person life.

  1. Calling 9-1-1
  2. Early CPR
  3. Rapid defibrillation
  4. Basic and advance medical help
  5. Advance life support and post – cardiac arrest

When Do You Perform CPR

Knowing when to perform CPR is also important part of saving a child or adults life. CPR is not always the right way to approach a lying child, their is other medical problems that could lead to fainting or having breathing problems.

Signs that you need to perform CPR:

  • Sudden Collapse: Check for pulse and breathing
  • Unconsciousness: Try waking up the person, if awoke check for pulse and breathing
  • Breathing Problems: Could lead to CPR
  • No Pulse: Provide CPR immediate the heart had stopped.
  • Electoral Injury: Get the electrical hazard away from the person, making sure you are using something that’s not passing electricity, like a wooden stick. After check for breathing and pulse.
  • Drowning, Drugs, Exposure to smoke: Check for breathing and pulse

I don’t know how to do CPR

If an emergency happen and you don’t know how to perform CPR, all 911 operators can lead you true a step by step CPR instructions. They are trained to help you true every step.

You can also take classes to be able to perform CPR.

Stopping CPR

Stopping CPR is a serious decision and should be done differently for every emergency situation

  • Once it becomes unsafe for you to continue CPR
  • When the medical staff arrives
  • Stop CPR right away if the person shows signs of life (movement, breathing)

Criminals can use Emergency

Criminals can use emergencies to get you in their trap, if you feel unsafe or the situation feels weird call 911 to report an emergency.

I am not telling you not to help, I just want you to stay safe, while you are ready to give help.

When to call 911

Being alone during performance of CPR on a baby or child, do 2 minutes of care and call 911.

Having two people at a time of performance of CPR on a baby or child, have one person do CPR while the other one calls 911.

Infants CPR

Why is CPR different on children?

Children have higher rate of survival if immediate CPR is provided, mainly because they are so resilient, and more likely to need CPR because of air blockage than a cardiac arrest.

Difference Between Infant, Child, And Adult CPR

Knowing how to do CPR is great, but you need to make sure you know the differences of infant, child, and adult CPR.

Providing a baby an adult CPR could be deadly or could cause broken ribs and other fractured organs.


Even if Infants CPR is not much different from adults, the differences are life changing that we should all know.

  • Great care should be performed during CPR
  • Confirming a babies’ unconsciousness shout or tap your baby
  • Begin CPR before calling 911
  • Never over tilt babies’ head
  • Blow air with your cheeks and not full force of lungs
  • Use two finger
  • Ration 30.2
  • Compression one inch and a half deep


A child CPR is more like an adult with some not major differences.

  • Begin CPR before calling 911
  • Use caution when providing air flow
  • Don’t till the head too much
  • Use one or two hands depending on child size
  • Compression one inch and a half deep
  • Ratio 30.2


  • Call 911 first than start performing CPR
  • Push hard and fast 100 – 120 compression per minute
  • At least 2 inches deep
  • The chest should rise complete before the compression
  • Ration 30.2

How To Do CPR

Infants and Child CPR doesn’t have a big difference in performance, but its better to know all the difference to perform the best care. With infants and Children it’s best to start CPR before calling 911.

Infant in the hospital


  1. Check if your baby is unconscious by shouting, tapping, or flick the inside of infants feet.
  2. Check for pulse, on the inside of the upper arm.
  3. If no pulse found, make sure your baby is laying on a hard and stable surface.
  4. Placing your baby on the floor, start by giving 30 compression on babies chest between the nipples. The compression should be done with 2 fingers and 1 and a half inches deep.
  5. After 30 compression give two gentle air blows. Make sure your careful and not tilting the babies’ head to far back, the head is supposed to be in the sniffing position. When blowing air don’t use your full lungs force, use short mouth blows.
  6. Repeat the actions, until the medical staff arrives or baby starts showing signs of life.


  1. Check if your child is unconscious by shouting, tapping.
  2. Check for breathing and pulse.
  3. If no pulse found, making sure your child is laying on hard surface begin CPR
  4. Start by providing your child with 30 compression on the chest. The compression should be 1 and a half inches deep.
  5. After 30 compression give two gentle blows of air into your child mouth, being careful not to over tilt the head.
  6. Repeat the actions, until the medical staff arrives or child shows signs of life.

Always make sure you see the infants and child chest rise when you’re doing air blows.

At what age should I start performing child CPR?

Child CPR is performed between 1 year and up to puberty or until the child reaches 121 pounds.


Do You Need To Know How To Do CPR

I personally believe knowing CPR is our responsibility as parents. We never know if we will ever need the knowledge of CPR, for our kids or others. Emergency happen fast and unwarned.

I want to give you one reason to get CPR classes and trust me it will make you want to get them. IF CPR is provided right away to your child, you can save them from brain damage that is caused by having no blood flow in babies body.

Did you ever provide CPR? Maybe you were in a situation where CPR was provided, what was the outcome?

4 Replies to “CPR On A Baby – How to perform CPR”

  1. This is great lifesaving information to know. As a parent of a two year old it is my responsibility to know what to do during an emergency. Thank you for laying out what to do in this post. To get more in-depth CPR training, where do you suggest to go for CPR classes?

  2. This is an extremely important post and it is vital information. Excellent post. Easy to understand. I have young children so this is very important for me.

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