Tips for Positioning with Percussion

Use a timer to control the time in each position, don’t be tempted to go for longer if your baby is happy and settled.


If a little one can’t tolerate 5 minutes in a position, start with 1-2 minutes and slowly increase time as able.


Don’t stop treatment when a baby cries or fusses, try to distract or change position – maybe use a song, or gentle hand clap to indicate when a position is finished.


It is ok to stop before the time is up if your baby is very unsettled but make sure you use your song, or gentle hand clap so the baby knows you made the decision to stop, not them!


Some babies may be distracted by a short animation or show, or even singing or talking to them while they are doing pats to keep them happy.