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Babybjorn and baby hips problems Lock Rss

some people on facebook are saying that babybjorn can cause long term hips problems for babies. is there any basis to what they are saying? thanks
By hip problems are they meaning hip dysplasia? The international hip dysplasia site has some info which I think is good, it doesn't advise for or against any particular product but gives guidelines on to best positioning of baby's hips. I've quoted from their site below and more info including pics is on the link. My friend has spent the better part of the last year with her daughter in a spica cast and brace for hip dysplasia and from what she's learnt and told me, I definitely believe that some products may create/ excacerbate hip problems in some babies. Some of the tight fitting grow bag type things actually come with warnings about hip problems.

From this page http://www.hipdysplasia.org/developmental-dyspl...

of the international hip dysplasia site...

"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."

See more at: http://www.hipdysplasia.org/developmental-dyspl...
yeah, DDH is what i am talking about. what does your friend say about baby carriers? what brand did she use?any good mate?

Slacktarts wrote:
By hip problems are they meaning hip dysplasia? The international hip dysplasia site has some info which I think is good, it doesn't advise for or against any particular product but gives guidelines on to best positioning of baby's hips. I've quoted from their site below and more info including pics is on the link. My friend has spent the better part of the last year with her daughter in a spica cast and brace for hip dysplasia and from what she's learnt and told me, I definitely believe that some products may create/ excacerbate hip problems in some babies. Some of the tight fitting grow bag type things actually come with warnings about hip problems.From this page http://www.hipdysplasia.org/developmental-dyspl... of the international hip dysplasia site..."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."See more at: http://www.hipdysplasia.org/developmental-dyspl...
I am not sure about hip issues, but anything that supports bubs by the crotch before they are physically ready for that can cause damage to the lower spine. Doesn't matter if its a baby bjorn, a walker, a jumper - as long as it puts pressure on the lower vertabrae before it is strong enough to support it, then it can damage it. Problems aren't seen until they are teenagers.
here is an article on it for a bit of an overview.
http://www.continuum-concept.org/reading/spinal...

that's why something like an ergo is better as they provide an infant insert and then once bubs is able to sit independently you can go to the normal carrier without the insert.
stan2012 wrote:
yeah, DDH is what i am talking about. what does your friend say about baby carriers? what brand did she use?anu good mate?


My friend has an Ergo, it was one of the few that would accomodate her girl while she was in the spica cast. And it seems generally a good carrier, easy to put on and off, comfty for mum etc. She's written some of her story on her blog http://greenleftyidealist.wordpress.com/2012/11...
This came across my Facebook Newsfeed recently. It talks about the Bjorns and the better alternatives...

http://megganmamma.com/2013/08/24/why-id-never-...
hug a bub is a good alternative. Chiropractic approved!
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