Pharmacist Mr Hampton sprang into action when he realised a child was in trouble in the car park of the Morrisons branch where he works in St Andrews, near Edinburgh, in March.
The mother of three-year-old Cameron Gilmour had called for help during their morning shopping trip, at around 11am.
A man burst into the pharmacy and shouted that if anyone was trained in first aid there was an incident in the car park, Mr Hampton tells C+D.
“I ran outside and saw the little boy over a customer’s knee,” he recalls. “I was the first out there. I realised he wasn’t breathing, so I put him on his back.
“We have two first aiders in store and they rushed out to keep an eye on what we were