Babies are curious creatures, and they love feeling out new items with their mouths. If your little one manages to slip a small object past you and begins to choke on it, it’s important to already have a plan of action. Consult with your doctor for more information, and memorize these instructions—approved by a pediatrician—to employ in a dangerous situation.

If you’re around babies often, consider learning more information by taking a CPR certification course to learn—and practice—proper lifesaving techniques.