Caption: Oropharynx
Text: Here is a good way to examine the oropharynx with only the mother's help. It is almost foolproof once you have practiced the method and have confidence.

throat exam

Children are less likely to resist when sitting on parent's lap. Stabilize the head against the parent's chest, while parent gently holds the child's hands. Then stabilize the child's cheeks with the fingers of both hands while examining the mouth and pharynx with the tongue blade and light at the ready.