Parents. Bin the mealtime worry and get confident with choking.

Become the expert on choking with this friendly, self paced masterclass

Let Sammy (virtually) hold your hand and help you to feel good about meal times. Print off your workbook, sit down with a cuppa and learn why babies and children choke, what high risk items you might have in your home, and how to identify and manage a choking baby or child. We will also cover CPR and questions are welcome via our private Facebook group or email. There are 9 modules in this masterclass, and the use of quizzes, videos and scenarios will help to concrete this life-saving stuff in your mind. This masterclass is £34. Access is for 12 months.

Course curriculum

Let's replace the fear with facts, and get confident with choking!

  • 1

    Module 1: Welcome!

    • Introduction

    • 'Choking Masterclass Workbook' for printing

    • Tell me a bit about you

  • 2

    Module 2: Why does choking happen?

    • Choking defined, and why it can happen

    • Confidence quiz

  • 3

    Module 3: What can babies and children choke on?

    • Higher risk foods and items

    • A virtual high 5 from Sammy

    • Choking risks within your home

    • Confidence quiz

  • 4

    Module 4: Identifying a choking episode

    • Gagging vs coughing vs choking

    • Putting it all together

    • Confidence quiz

  • 5

    Module 5: Managing a choking episode

    • Management of a choking baby

    • Management of a choking child

    • Hands on time

    • Confidence quiz

  • 6

    Module 6: Care of the unresponsive, non breathing casualty

    • Primary survey (DRSABC)

    • Confidence quiz

  • 7

    Module 7: Scenarios with Sammy

    • Scenarios

  • 8

    Module 8: Frequently asked questions

    • Biggest take-aways

    • Frequently asked questions

    • Mealtime mates

  • 9

    Module 9: Summary and completion!

    • Quick completion survey

    • 'Choking: 5 things to remember' for printing

    • Well done!

What parents are saying about this masterclass

Highly recommend to all parents!


I really enjoyed this well thought-out and hugely helpful course. I did it shortly before my daughter was starting to wean and it made me far more confident about baby led weaning as I knew how to handle a choking situation. Sammy covers all the important topics and gives you confidence to handle an emergency situation with your children. I'd very much recommend this for any parent.

Lighthearted, friendly, informative!


Thank you so much for this course. I have just taken part and it was brilliant. So informative and it covered a very serious subject, in a lighthearted and friendly way. I have had severe anxiety about choking, but now feel confident moving my son from purees on to baby led weaning. I already want to tell everyone I know, my parents, mother and father in law etc about my new skills! Thanks again Sammy!

How is this course different to a general first aid course?

I am so glad you asked.

This masterclass is devoted to making you the expert on choking. You will learn the anatomy and physiology of why choking occurs, what foods are higher risk, how to identify and managing a choking episode for babies and children, CPR and more. 

Each module has a 'Confidence Quiz' to help with knowledge retention, and scenario work offers a safe environment for you to apply your new knowledge. You will finish the course with resources designed to help you teach those around you how to identify and manage a choking episode. 

Confidence is about trusting yourself and the skills you have. This is exactly why this masterclass was created. 

How is this course different to a weaning workshop?

It is completely different!

We will cover all things choking. 

I am a first aid trainer, mum of three young kids, and I understand the worry that parents have about choking. I have over a decade experience as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator, so I know how to teach people these life-saving skills.

We will not cover readiness to wean, baby led weaning vs a traditional approach, or anything nutrition related. 

We will cover choking, and we will make you the expert on this life-saving stuff.

Is this masterclass for me?

If you fancy learning these life-saving skills in a non- threatening and evidence-based way... then yes!

  • You might be weaning your bub soon, or have recently started

  • You might have older children, and worry about choking

  • You might have recently experienced your child having a choking episode, and want to brush up on your training

  • You might be a grandparent or aunty who is looking after children

  • Everyone is welcome!

Learn with Sammy


Sammy Davies

First aid trainer of over 4 years. Mum of 3. Former Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator. Masters in Nursing Education (Research) Graduate Certificate in Critical Care. Aussie. Lover of research, evidence and coffee. Sharing my skills is my absolute passion.