Swaddling Your Baby Correctly

Before a baby is born, his or her legs are in a fetal position with their legs crossed and bent. Improper swaddling may lead to hip dysplasia since straightening the legs can loosen joints and damage the socket. The video below demonstrates how to swaddle correctly in a hip-healthy manner. For more information and to see an interactive display about how swaddling affects a baby's hips, visit the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

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