There are 3 most common positions you can try, choose which you and baby like best:
- Hold your baby sitting up, in your lap or across your knee. Support your baby's chest and head with one hand by cradling your baby's chin in the palm of your hand and resting the heel of your hand on your baby's chest (but be careful to grip your baby's chin - not throat). Use the other hand to pat your baby's back gently.
- Lay your baby on your lap on his or her belly. Support your baby's head and make sure it's higher than his or her chest. Gently pat your baby's back.
- Sit upright and hold your baby against your chest. Your baby's chin should rest on your shoulder as you support his or her head and back with one hand. With the other hand, gently pat your baby's back. Sitting in a rocking chair and gently rocking with your baby while you do this may also help.