Sitting on your lap Sit your baby on your lap facing away from you. Use one hand to support his body, the palm of your hand supporting his chest while your fingers gently support his chin and jaw. (Make sure you're not putting your fingers around his throat.) Lean your baby slightly forward and gently pat or rub his back with your other hand.
Before trying this burping method, you may want to put a cloth bib on your baby or put a cloth over your lap to catch any spit-up.
Face down across your lap Lay your baby face down on your legs so she's lying across your knees, perpendicular to your body. Support her chin and jaw with one hand. Make sure your baby's head isn't lower than the rest of her body, so blood doesn't rush to her head. Pat or rub her back with the other hand.
Before trying this burping method, you may want to put a cloth over your lap to catch any spit-up.