Swaddling Infants – Preventing Hip Dysplasia
Hip dysplasia can result from swaddling an infant tightly with his legs in a straight-down position. There should be freedom of movement at the knees and hips. It can also result from carrying a baby in a front pack with his legs extended straight down, when they should be at a 45 degree angle. This site contains an excellent video about how to swaddle a baby properly to prevent hip dysplasia. Check it out!