Positioning a child less than 12 months of age in the cuddle position

A photo of an infant held on their carer’s lap in the cuddle position. The infant is seated on the carer’s left thigh, and slightly reclined. The carer’s right arm is around the infant, and restraining the infant’s outside arm. The infant’s inside arm is tucked against the carer’s chest. The carer’s other (left) hand is holding the infant’s outside (right) foot against their own thigh. The injection site is the vastus lateralis on the anterolateral thigh.

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Last updated: 
12 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
12 June 2018