Is swaddling is bad for baby’s hip?

The short answer is a big potential,”YES.”  If swaddling is not done properly, then parents could be causing the femur socket not being aligned with the hip. The result is what pediatricians call Hip Dysplasia. This happens when the newborn’s legs are swaddle so tightly that they are straight and are not free to move around like frogs.  Continue restriction of the legs will gradual cause the femur socket to be out of place.

So, parents need to practice proper swaddling.  One easy way is to get swaddle sleepsacks that has innovative swaddling designs that allows newborns to move their legs freely, while keeping them in a nice swaddle position around the upper body.  New parents should definitely give this a try.

Source:

http://www.cbs8.com/story/18149153/swaddling-infants-too-tightly-may-cause-hip-problems

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