Although you hope youll never use cardiopulmonary resuscitation cpr for a child or infant its important to know the steps so that you can help in the event of a cardiac or breathing emergency and although you may have taken a class in child cpr its a good idea to keep the steps handy so that the information stays fresh in your memory with our printable step by step guide you can . Cpr for infants up to 12 months of age cpr for infants is similar to cpr for adults and children there are a few differences as follows checking for responsiveness never shake an infant as this may cause brain damage to check for responsiveness in an infant tap the soles of the feet while calling to the infant in a loud voice. If an infant or child is gasping or not breathing start cpr immediately webmd takes you through first aid steps for restoring normal breathing while you wait for emergency help. Cpr for infants age 1 if you are alone with the infant give 2 minutes of cpr before calling 911 click here for a video demonstration 1 shout and tap shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder if there is no response and not breathing or not breathing normally position the infant on his or her back and begin cpr 2 give 30 compressions give 30 gentle chest compressions at the . The cpr ratio for an infant child is actually the same as the ratio for adults and children which is 302 that is when performing cpr on an infant you perform 30 chest compressions followed by 2 rescue breaths according the the american heart association and ilcor it is certainly permissible to perform hands only cpr on adults and older children but for infants its absolutely
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