We know your child’s development is always top-of-mind! Did you know that certain swaddling techniques can delay the development of your child’s hips? The HALO® SleepSack® wearable blanket and SleepSack® Swaddle have a generous sack design, leaving your baby’s hips to move freely and decreasing likelihood of Infant Hip Dysplasia. The HALO® SleepSack® is also approved as hip healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (link to IHDI) and was the first SleepSack on the market to earn this designation.
What is Infant Hip Dysplasia?
Hip dysplasia is the medical term for instability, or looseness, of the hip joint affecting thousands of babies every year. This looseness is because the mother makes hormones that help ligaments relax during the birth process.
Fortunately, most loose hips in babies tighten up naturally and the hips grow correctly. That happens almost 90% of the time, but tight swaddling, genetics, and other conditions can prevent natural correction from occurring.
What Are Risk Factors of Infant Hip Dysplasia?
What can I do to prevent Hip Dysplasia?
It’s important to leave your baby’s hips free to move, especially at nighttime. Be sure to swaddle your baby so that their legs are not strapped together. Let your baby hold his or her hips bent up like they were when the baby was born and allow for legs to move freely. And be sure to add the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle to your baby’s nighttime routine for the best swaddling solution for healthy hips!
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