Mom rescuing choking toddler daughter caught on video Mom rescuing choking toddler daughter caught on video
Would you know what to do if your child started choking? Thankfully, Jennifer Hull of Prosper, Texas did. This stay-at-home mom credits taking a hospital... Mom rescuing choking toddler daughter caught on video

Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

Thankfully, Jennifer Hull of Prosper, Texas did. This stay-at-home mom credits taking a hospital infant safety class with saving the life of her choking 1-year-old daughter. And the entire ordeal was caught on video by the family’s nanny cam.

It all started with little Hollis and her 3-year-old sister, Hatilynn, munching on veggie chips while playing with their dollhouse. Hull was fiddling with the TV in her daughters’ play room when Hollis started choking. The frantic, blue-faced toddler gasped for air and ran over to her mom, who quickly jumped into action. She immediately slapped Hollis’ back, to no results. That’s when she decided to perform the Heimlich maneuver, which finally expelled the snack from her daughter’s throat. In the video, below, you can the nerve-wracking scene play out.


“We were both so shocked at how scary it really was,” Hull told ABC News. “It’s even scarier when we think of what the outcome could have been.”

The video ended up attracting attention at the national level after the family decided to post it to Facebook.

“At first I was reluctant to share the actual footage of her choking because it’s so personal,” Hull said, noting they changed their minds because of encouragement from friends and family, who said it might help other parents.

I had a similar experience with my middle child when she was about 18 months old. My toddler was enjoying a frozen chocolate-covered banana on a stick while I was sitting with her at our dining room table. She was happily licking away, until she decided to take a bite and a chunk of frozen banana become stuck in her tiny throat. I gave a couple of blows to her back, but it was clear she couldn’t breathe. So I ended up doing the Heimlich maneuver. It took several thrusts, but I was finally able to dislodge the treat. She was crying, but otherwise OK. I was shaking badly and very distraught.

Since that incident, I’ve been extra diligent about prevention. I cut foods like grapes, hot dogs and pretty much anything else iffy-looking into teeny, tiny pieces. And even though I thought it was OK because I was right there next to her, things like frozen bananas are now a big, fat “no.”

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  • Eva Jeffery

    2017-01-16 #1 Author

    Good thing there was an adult around to rescue the baby <3

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  • Lilianna daviz

    2017-01-16 #2 Author

    Omg.! Hope baby is doing OK now

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  • tyedyedc

    2017-01-16 #3 Author

    this is awesome she saved that beautiful baby

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  • katrisha

    2017-01-16 #4 Author

    Omg..thats scary. Glad she knew what to do.

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  • judy

    2017-01-16 #5 Author

    Yes the best practice is to make sure foods givin to toddler are choke safe!

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  • Tyuna

    2017-01-16 #6 Author

    Wow I’m So glad He’s Okay.

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  • Dijonnay

    2017-01-16 #7 Author

    Moms are the real superheroes. I’m so happy she’s okay

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  • Kai

    2017-01-16 #8 Author

    Super mom! When I was in an alternative school they taught us how to do CPR on babies the right way. Best experience I ever learned .

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  • Chelsey Bryant

    2017-01-16 #9 Author

    This is so sweet!

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  • Akembreanea

    2017-01-16 #10 Author

    Sad situation I hate when harmful things happen to babies

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  • Adrianna

    2017-01-16 #11 Author

    Wow. I’m so glad she was there

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  • Kevin

    2017-01-16 #12 Author

    This article was very informative and inspiring at the same time. Us parents our children is our priority and this parent handled the situation the perfect way.

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  • Tyaunna fulgham

    2017-01-16 #13 Author

    She is a true blessing she saved her daughter from dieing from food most kids are dieing from choking on food this time…

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  • Taionna harkins

    2017-01-16 #14 Author

    Thank god she new what to do hope the baby is fine.

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  • Shannon

    2017-01-16 #15 Author

    I’m truly sorry for this horrible scare I’m taking CPR just in case something like ever happened I’d be prepared

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  • Roshale

    2017-01-16 #16 Author

    Awww I’m so happy she caught it in time!!!

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  • Amber Whitaker

    2017-01-16 #17 Author

    It’s so important for parents to study up on first aid techniques like this. Kudos to that mom for not panicking and saving her baby!

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  • T

    2017-01-16 #18 Author

    I’m glad she saved her ?

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  • Ayub

    2017-01-16 #19 Author

    Angels around the baby’s coz they are innocent

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  • Celes McClain

    2017-01-16 #20 Author

    Thank god she was there! And knew what to do ❤.

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  • TDaisia

    2017-01-16 #21 Author

    Thank God the mom was there and the baby knew to run right to her.

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  • Shanique levier

    2017-01-17 #22 Author

    Thanks god she’s OK , those classes are very important!

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  • Deavyon

    2017-01-17 #23 Author

    Very Glad The Baby Is Okay

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  • Nika love Cash

    2017-01-17 #24 Author

    Wow im happy the baby is OK and hope if I ever am in this situation I can react as quickly

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  • A Dufie

    2017-01-17 #25 Author

    Thank God she’s OK now

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  • Laurex mcpherson

    2017-01-17 #26 Author

    God is good thank god she ok

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  • Heather

    2017-01-17 #27 Author

    Omg that is so scary! Good thing her mama was near!

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  • Arlyssa

    2017-01-17 #28 Author

    Amazing! Glad the baby is ok it could’ve been worse!

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  • Calvin wooten

    2017-01-17 #29 Author

    Hope that never happens to me

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  • Claudia

    2017-01-17 #30 Author

    Thank God she was around ❤️❤️

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  • Kristin

    2017-01-17 #31 Author

    Thank God… I remember a few months ago I had a similar problem with my son …luckily I got it out in time…

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  • Ricki

    2017-01-17 #32 Author

    Have to pay very close attention.

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  • Alaietra

    2017-01-17 #33 Author

    Thank god , that an adult was around… I hope the baby is okay and doing well..

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  • Chrissy

    2017-01-17 #34 Author

    God Is So Good ThankGod The Baby Is Doing Good & The Mom Was There To Rescuss That’s An Hero Thank God Sending Prayers To Their Family

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  • Terricka Thompson

    2017-01-17 #35 Author

    I’m glad she’s ok.. you have to pay attention to things like that but its amazing how she got it in tape

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  • Vannessa

    2017-01-18 #36 Author

    Wow that is so scary. Good thing the mom was around and the daughter ran to her.

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  • Maria Moniz

    2017-01-18 #37 Author

    Beautiful may lord continue bless you today and always

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  • Nicola

    2017-01-18 #38 Author

    Thus teaches never leave our little ones when eating

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  • Breosha

    2017-01-20 #39 Author

    Never leave your child alone while eating most scariest thing ever!

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  • Breosha

    2017-01-20 #40 Author

    Never leave toddler unattended while eating!

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  • Nikki

    2017-01-22 #41 Author

    Keep eyes on your kids

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  • Nene R.

    2017-01-23 #42 Author

    So thankful that motherly instinct kicked in instantly.

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  • Shaquayvia

    2017-01-23 #43 Author

    Thank god she save the beautiful baby

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  • Linford Myotcha

    2017-01-28 #44 Author

    God will always watch over babies in our absence

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  • Alove

    2017-02-02 #45 Author

    I am so glad this baby made it. There is definitely a purpose for life

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  • Tanisha

    2017-02-02 #46 Author

    My worse fear . I never leave my kids unattended eating . Thank god she’s okay 🙏🏽💕

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  • Tanisha S

    2017-02-02 #47 Author

    Glad the baby is okay 🙏🏽💕 Never leave children unattended. My worse fear

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  • Shameika burgess

    2017-02-02 #48 Author

    I would have been freaking out, I’m glad someone was there to help !

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  • Mariah Barry

    2017-02-09 #49 Author

    Omg I would of been so scared thank God for her thinking so fast ❤ .

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