While it is common for children to lose consciousness (LOC), parents and caregivers do not always use the recovery position or have a poor knowledge of it.
Mainly it is a position into which an unconscious child should be placed in order to protect the airway, the mouth is downward so that fluid can drain from the patient’s airway, while the chin is up to keep the epiglottis open. Arms and legs are locked to stabilise the position of the patient.
As per following study one of main reason causing LOC are “febrile seizures” also known as a fever fit or febrile convulsion, associated with a high body temperature but without any serious underlying health issue. They most commonly occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.
Evidence suggests that around 15% of children will have lost consciousness before they reach the end of their teenage years.
While it is common for children to lose consciousness, parents do not always use the recovery position, which helps keep the airway open.
It must be noted during the LOC never to shake the child especially not young babies as shaking is considered potentially dangerous.
In the following video you can see the proper way of placing the child into recovery position