Hip Dysplasia, which is one of the most common conditions among newborn babies, affects about 1% of North American newborns (about 75,000 per year). Treatment for Hip Dysplasia and dislocation can range from wearing a harness or brace to undergoing surgery. These conditions can get worse with age and are linked to early-adult arthritis and hip-replacement surgery. By knowing how to swaddle safely, both you and your newborn will rest a little more easy.
When parents swaddle baby, us included, they have a tendency to stretch baby’s “frog-like” legs out and that needs to be avoided. Their legs need to be able to straighten themselves out naturally and gradually. Parents should allow for room in the swaddle – or sleepsack – for baby to bend at the hips. Above is a video from Dr. Charles Price, Director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, about Hip Dysplasia and how to swaddle safely.
The HALO SleepSack Swaddle is a wearable blanket that keeps baby warm and soothed without the use of an actual loose blanket. The SleepSack Swaddle is adjustable, for either arms in or arms out swaddling, and gently transitions into a SleepSack wearable blanket when it’s time to stop swaddling. Also, the HALO SleepSack Swaddle is the only product that carries gold seals from leading SIDS and safety organizations and is approved as “Hip Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. By using a HALO SleepSack Swaddle, baby will feel safe and secure while still having the room they need to move around.
Buy It: HALO SleepSack Swaddle’s (www.halosleep.com) are available in many different patterns and fabrics and range in price from $26.95 – $39.95.
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