The 30-second video of your child that could save their life

Experts say capturing a 30-second video of your baby could save his life.

According to a former paramedic, having footage on hand as a reference for normal adolescent breathing can be crucial during a crisis.

According to experts, it is important to know how your baby's breathing is normal


According to experts, it is important to know how your baby’s breathing is normalPhoto credit: Getty

Nikki Jurcutz, from Tiny Hearts trainingsaid: “I advise all parents to take a 30-second video of their child’s exposed chest breathing normally.”

“You can use this video to compare your child’s breathing when they are sick.

“It gives you the confidence to know if your baby is breathing normally or not.”

“So if you haven’t already (or if it’s been a while since you did it), open your phone’s camera.”

The clips are not only helpful for parents, mums and dads can also share them with babysitters, kindergartens and doctors.

It could mean the difference between life and death if you have a condition like bronchiolitis, croup, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or pneumonia.

If left untreated, these can be fatal.

Nikki, a former emergency responder from Australia who specializes in first aid for babies and children, shared the potentially life-saving advice on Instagram.

Her followers hurriedly thanked her, saying this technique had helped them in the past.

Blair Russell said: “This little tip has helped us with recurring croup so many times in the last year.

“Whenever [my daughter] If so, I would also take a video to see if her breathing has worsened.

“I will continue to use this when our second one is coming soon.”

Chloe Ridgwell added: “That’s such a good idea.”

“When the twins had the flu and I cried on the phone with the doctor, I was like, ‘I don’t know what’s normal.’

“You’re so stressed and full of anxiety when they’re down and they can’t think straight, so I definitely will.”

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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