Lay your child on the floor on his or her back,
facing either upward or to one side.
Protect your child's head,
arms, and legs from hitting something hard or sharp
If your child was eating before a spell, open his or
her mouth carefully and look for pieces of food, but do not try to remove food
with your fingers. Instead, tilt your child's head to the side so the food can
come out on its own.
Touch and talk to your child. This helps you
Time the spell with a watch. Spells usually last only a
minute but seem longer.
Don't start rescue breathing unless your
child stops breathing for longer than 1 minute.
Do not give your
child any medicines during a spell.
Allow your child to wake up
on his or her own after a spell.