The following are the appropriate steps you should take should you encounter an unconscious baby under the age of one (for summary see post #4) Unconscious Baby Assess your baby before calling for help. If you are alone and the baby is not breathing, begin rescue breaths and chest compressions. (1) Check for response: Call her name, blow in her face or tap her foot gently. NEVER SHAKE A BABY If there is no response, continue to step 2 If there is a response, SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE. (2) Open Baby’s Airway: Put one hand on the baby’s forehead and gently tilt her head back Place one finger of your other hand on the tip of her chin and lift up IMPORTANT – Do not press on the soft part of the neck as it can block the airway (3) Check Breathing For Up To 10 Seconds: Look, listen and feel for breathing. Look along her chest for movement, listen for sounds of normal breathing, and feel for breaths against your cheek. Send helper to CALL AN AMBULANCE If she is breathing, hold her with head down and wait for help If she is not breathing give 5 initial rescue breaths as follows.. References: (1) British Red Cross 'First Aid Fast For Babies and Children New Edition'