Positioning an older child in the cuddle position

A photo of a child in the cuddle position. A child of about 2–3 years old is sitting sideways on their carer’s lap, on the left side. Both their legs are in between the carer’s thighs. The carer’s outside (left) arm is wrapped around the back of the child and holding the child’s left arm snuggly against the child’s side. The carer is holding the child’s left hand snuggly against the child’s stomach with their right hand. The child’s inside (right) arm is tucked under the carer’s left armpit. This reveals the injection side in the child’s left deltoid muscle.

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