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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!

http://www.hipdysplasia.org/Infant-and-Child-Hip-Dysplasia/Hip-Healthy-Swaddling/Default.aspx

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