Myleene Klass says she saved her kids' lives in two separate choking incidents 2 months ago

Myleene Klass says she saved her kids' lives in two separate choking incidents

She's hoping other parents can learn from her experiences.

Myleene Klass has revealed she saved both of her daughters' lives in two separate choking incidents when they were younger.

The musician, who has two daughters and one son, made the revelation in her new tips and skills book, 'They Don't Teach This At School'.

In an excerpt published by the Sun, the mum-of-three explained each of her daughters, 14-year-old Ava and 11-year-old Hero, had a scary experience of choking when they were little.

"A couple of years ago we were relaxing on holiday and my defences were down, so when Ava started to choke on calamari I didn’t immediately realise," she wrote.

"I jumped over the table and whacked her three times on the back. She sprang back to life, then carried on eating like nothing had happened."

Her attempt at rescuing Hero, on the other hand, took a little longer.

"Hero choked on a small plastic star when she was one and a half," Myleene continued. "I lay her on her front, angled along my arm, and hit her hard five times on her back. It wasn’t until the third attempt that it worked."

 

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The Hear'Say star said she taught herself how to stop her children from choking and added tips to help other parents do the same.

"Don't use your finger to fish around in their mouth to try to remove the obstruction — you might push it further down," she wrote. "Do ask them if they are choking and if they can cough and clear the blockage themselves.

"If they can’t do this, here’s what you need to do: Help them to lean forward, then support their upper body. Using the heel of your hand, administer five sharp blows on their back between their shoulder blades."

Myleene added that if that doesn’t work, you should do five abdominal thrusts.

"Stand behind them and place your hands under their chest, just above the belly button," she went on. "Clench your fist, then wrap your other hand around it. Pull sharply inwards and upwards five times.

"If they haven’t coughed up whatever was obstructing their airway, call an ambulance and continue with the blows and the thrusts. If they are unresponsive, start CPR while you wait for the ambulance to arrive."

Ava, Hero and Myleene's two-year-old son Apollo now help their mum make safety tip videos for Instagram and TikTok in the hopes of spreading the word to other parents.

 

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