If Your Baby has a Seizure – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

although it can be very worrying to see your baby having a seizure if it is dealt with properly it is rarely dangerous your baby may have a seizure if they have a high temperature which is sometimes caused by an infection the electrical systems in a baby’s brain are not developed enough to cope with a high temperature and that is why they’re more likely to have seizures if your baby is having a seizure you might see some of these signs they may shake vigorously arching their back and clenching their fists they may have signs of fever such as hot flushed skin or sweating their facemate which and their eyes may be squinting or fixed or upturned they may hold their breath and dribble with a red puffy face and neck they may vomit they may wet themselves or soil themselves they may not respond to you as usual if you think your baby is having a seizure you need to protect them from hurting themselves don’t hold them down or restrain them and don’t try to move them just clear away any dangerous objects and put pillows or soft padding around them when the seizure has stopped take off any clothing that isn’t needed but take care they don’t get cold put your baby into the recovery position and call 999 or 1 1 2 for an ambulance reassure your baby and keep them calm while you wait for the ambulance check your baby’s breathing pulse and whether they can respond to you so remember don’t move or restrain your baby remove dangerous objects nearby and protect your baby with soft padding take off excess clothing and place your baby in the recovery position call 999 or 1/1 to keep your baby calm and keep checking their pulse and breathing while waiting for the ambulance and that’s how we treat a baby who’s having a seizure thanks for watching help support sent John Ambulance donate today


  1. When to put in recovery position? when unconscious or still awake & which types of seizures CONVULSIVE OR ABSENSIVE ones???

  2. when i was a baby i had a febrile seizures i stopped breathing and was blue my mom gave me mouth to mouth and by the time the EMTS arrived i stopped seizing. i did develop childhood absence epilepsy at the age of 5

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