Having a choking child is a frightening experience for parents. Here's some advice from the experts on how to prevent a choking episode from turning into a tragedy.
Even when the Rice family is having fun, Kiobi has safety on her mind.
Kiobi Rice, Mom: I think that every mother's biggest fear is when your kid isn't able to breath or is gagging. Your heart instantly drops because the most important thing is the safety of your child.
Health experts say saving an adult who is choking is very different than saving a choking infant.
Tyr Wilbanks, M.D., Surgeon: Infants are smaller and their internal organs are less well protected by their rib cage. If you do the sharp thrusts on the abdomen that's recommended for adults, you could wind up rupturing the liver or spleen.
If he can no longer cough or breath, instruct someone in the room to call 911. Then lay the infant down on your arm with his head lower than his chest. Make sure his neck is stabilized.