Hip Dysplasia can be avoided by properly positioning your baby. Please read this important information.
IHDI Educational Statement
Hip Health in baby carriers, car seats, swings, walkers, and other equipment
Summary Statement: The Medical Advisory Board of the IHDI does not endorse nor advise against any particular baby carrier or other equipment. The purpose of this educational statement is to provide information about healthy hip development to guide manufacturers in the development of safe designs of infant equipment, and to help parents make informed choices about the devices they use for their babies. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to choose a baby carrier that allows healthy hip positioning, in addition to other safety considerations. When babies are carried, the hips should be allowed to spread apart with the thighs supported and the hips bent.
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Car Seat Positioning
Baby carriers that force the baby’s legs to stay together may contribute to hip dysplasia.