Illustration adapted with permission from the
University of Wisconsin Medical School
Infants: Lay your infant on his or her side, being sure to
keep the head and upper body as flat as possible. Clap with a cupped hand below
the armpit on each side. To prevent the chance of reflux, do not tip your
infant so that he or she is in a head-down position for postural
Toddlers and older: Lay your
child on his or her side, with the head and upper body tipped down at a
30-degree angle. Clap with a cupped hand below the armpit on each side.
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
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