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How should I approach an injured or ill child or infant?

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American Red Cross
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Children or infants may be frightened. In some cases, they may be crying too hard and be unable to stop.
 
  • Approach slowly and gently, and give the child or infant some time to get used to you.
  • Use the child’s or infant's name, if you know it.
  • Get down to or below the child’s or infant's eye level.

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