The Recovery Position: INFANT

The Recovery Position: INFANT or CHILD

Placing an infant in the recovery position helps to:

  1. Maintain a clear airway.
  2. Assist with natural breathing.
  3. Clear the airway of excretions such as vomit if the casualty is breathing, but unresponsive.

The recovery position: INFANT

If you have confirmed that the infant is breathing normally, but is unresponsive, contact the emergency services on 999/112. If help is available ask them to make the call, if no help is available call the emergency services yourself, ensuring that you take the infant with you, held in the recovery position (1) 

(1) Hold the infant facing towards you with the head tilted down. This will allow fluids to freely flow away from the infant and will also allow you to monitor their breathing and levels of responsiveness.