British actors David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas and Sir John Hurt have lent their voices to a video campaign offering tips on how to save a choking baby
They’re not our normal superheroes, but a peanut, a pen lid, a princess and a jelly baby have joined forces to help save children’s lives. “The Chokeables” are the stars of a new campaign to show how to help a choking baby.
The light-hearted 40 second clip, named The Chokeables, has Peep Show's Mitchell playing a chewed-up pen lid, while Britain's Got Talent judge Walliams voices a princess doll. Comic Johnny Vegas portrays a jelly baby who exclaims: “Babies are choking on innocent looking things like us. And we’ve had enough. I’m a baby that chokes babies, such a tragic irony”. And Oscar-nominated Hurt - who has starred in the likes of Alien and the Harry Potter series - offers a cameo as a coughed-up peanut.
The animated toys then demonstrate how to give first aid to a choking baby:
- Lay them face down on your thigh and give up to five back blows.
- If that doesn’t work, turn them over and give up to five chest thrusts until the airway is clear.
- If that still doesn’t work, call an ambulance.