Don’t forget to check the time as well. This is so you can time how long the fit lasts.
2. Secure your child’s position and environment
Place your child gently on the floor (to avoid falls) and remove objects near him or her. To prevent choking on spit or vomit, lay them on their side – don’t force it, though, if they are still shaking.
Also, loosen their clothing, particularly in the neck area. You may also place rolled blankets or pillows around them (especially near the head), so they won’t hurt themselves.
3. Make sure their breathing is okay
Next, check that your child is breathing fine. Do not put anything in their mouth (even a bundled cloth) as this might only block their airway. Also, do not force open their mouth; it might cause injuries. Remember: Your child will not swallow their tongue.
DO NOT give your child anything to drink or eat while having a fit. This can cause choking. Likewise, please DO NOT restrain them to stop the convulsions.
4. Help them cool down
The next convulsions first aid step is to help your child cool down. Note that you may have to wait until the seizures stop before doing it. Remove their outer clothing and perform a sponge bath.