Mum issues a warning after a man had to jump through a café window to save her baby.
NSW mum, Kahla Hilton, was out for lunch with a friend when she experienced the ‘scariest’ moment of her life.
Kahla was chatting with her friend while she thought her daughter, Lukah, was munching on a Rusk cracker next to her.
Her baby actually had a bead from her teething garland in her mouth.
“I quickly put my finger in the side of her mouth and got the bead out, and then I saw that she had another bead in there, half way down her throat. I started to panic, she was choking, and I froze,” Kahla said in a Facebook post about the incident.
“People rushed from every direction of the cafe and a couple of them attempted to help. The cafe owner called emergency services as I continued to scream like an absolute crazy person. My baby was going to die, that’s all I could think about,” she wrote.
Luckily for Kahla, people from all around the mall heard her loud screaming and a man ran from the carpark and through the open café window to help her and her helpless child.
“He saved my baby’s life. I owe him everything,” she said.
They spent the rest of the day in the hospital doing X-rays on Lukah to make sure there was no damage.
Kahla revealed that she had actually attended a baby first aid course just weeks before the incident took place and was still unable to help her daughter.
“Before I get any negative feedback for my parenting. I have raised 2 teenagers without incident. And I’m most definitely an attentive and careful mother,” Kahla wrote.
“I don’t put blame on anyone for this happening. Not at all. But I do want to slap myself silly for putting so much trust in a piece of string.
“Everything made with teething beads has been thrown out. And I highly recommend all parents consider doing the same.”
Her post has had over 3600 shares.
Just last week a US mum shared her terrifying experience after her daughter nearly choked on a bath toy. She begged parents to take CPR classes. Read her story HERE>
Sadly a Tasmanian family lost their little boy earlier this year after he choked on a small ball. Read their heartbreaking story HERE.
What to do if a young child chokes via Kidsafe
- Check first if the child is still able to breathe, cough or cry.
- If the child IS breathing, coughing or crying, the child may be able to dislodge the food by coughing:
- Check the child’s mouth for food; remove any food that you can see (scoop it out with your fingers).
- Stay with the child and watch to see if their breathing improves.
- If coughing has not removed the food and your child is not breathing easily, phone 000 for an ambulance
- Give up to 5 sharp blows between the shoulder blades using the heal of your hand.
- Check the child’s mouth after each back blow and remove any food.
- If the child is still not breathing, commence CPR. The ambulance service operator will be able to tell you what to do next.
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