- Place them on their side, on a soft surface with their face turned to one side. This will stop them swallowing any vomit and keep their airway protected
- Stay with your child and try to jot down what time their seizure starts and stops
- Do not put anything in your child’s mouth, nor slap or shake them
- If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes seek immediate medical help – call 999 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
- If the seizure lasts less than 5 minutes – phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice if you’re worried
The hospital may have given you medicine to insert into your child’s mouth or bottom. If the convulsion carries on for more than 5 minutes (by the clock), give this medicine as stated on the label.
This should stop the convulsion within 10 minutes. If it does not, bring them to hospital (dial 999 if necessary at this stage). In any event, let your doctor know what has happened.