Comfort Positioning During Procedures

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Comfort positions are secure hugging holds that help your child feel safe and secure during medical procedures. When your child is able to remain calm and still, it helps to prevent anyone from being injured during the procedure.

Since your child feels safest with you, we welcome you to partner with us to reduce your child’s stress during immunizations. Below are several comfort positions that we often recommend for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Older children and adolescents may also benefit from a secure hold during a procedure. Please talk with your healthcare team about the best position for you and your child.