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There’s nothing more precious than grandchildren, however if they had a serious accident under your watch, would you really know how to save them?

Research conducted by St John Ambulance in the UK revealed that over 40 per cent of parents have witnessed their own baby choke, and that four fifths didn’t know how to help their child – imagine what number that comes to for grandparents?

Considering that over 40 per cent of young Australian children are being regularly babysat by their grandparents, knowing the skills that could save a life is paramount.

To help us, St John Ambulance put together a wonderful video, called the Chokeables, that teaches us all a vital first aid skill in just 40 seconds.

Using the voices of UK personalities David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas and Sir John Hurt, it is 40 seconds that could save a life.

So today make sure you watch this and share it with your friends and family – it is valuable information to almost anyone.

Tell us, have you had a health scare while looking after your grandchildren? 


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  1. As I looked after my grandchildren couple days week and sometimes on weekends, and all school holidays during the day…. I chose to update my Senior Frist Aid courses every couple years and kept my manuals near by…. its important to do these courses and read up, just to be on the safe side… it could save anyones life who knows, let alone our grandchildren… there was nothing worse to me that thinking it would happen on my watch… its used to worry me now and then that’s for sure..

  2. My grandson found a coin and put it in his mouth without us knowing ,he choked on it and we did exactly what the video says to do simply by instinct . He coughed it up and vomited ,we were emotional wrecks ,he was more concerned that his money had vomit on it !

  3. Coarses should be free for every person paid by the govt if they were serios about saving people’s lives

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