Hip-Healthy ergoPouch for Hip Dysplasia
Posted on August 25 2016
Hip Hip Hooray for ergoPouch!ErgoPouch Organic baby swaddles, sleep sacks and sleep suits have received a Hip-Healthy title from The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI). This is great news for parents of children born with Hip Dysplasia and a job well done for the lovely team at ergoPouch.
What is Hip Dysplasia?Hip Dysplasia means that the bones of the hip joint are not aligned correctly. Hip Dysplasia affects thousands of children and adults each year. According to IHDI, approximately 1 out of 6 newborns will have some type of hip instability and 2-3 out of every 1,000 infants will require treatment. The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of those afflicted with hip dysplasia. According to an article written by ergoPouch earlier this year, studies have shown that tight wrapping in the "papoose" position (legs held straight down) can lead to hip dysplasia and dislocation. When wrapping babies, it is recommended to leave enough room for baby’s legs to move freely. Swaddling can be an effective way of settling a restless infant, and has been advocated by leading physicians, but if not performed in a safe fashion can affect the development of baby’s hips.
How are ergoPouch hip-healthy?
ErgoPouch products are ergonomically designed with a bell-shaped bottom for extra legroom. They are made from stretchy organic bamboo or cotton to allow babies to easily move their legs and adopt the 'frog-leg' position. ErgoCocoon swaddles are suitable for babies who have hip dysplasia as they can be used with legs-free if needed, but still keep the arms securely swaddled. The airCocoon is a similar bell-shape, and if favoured, can be rolled up to allow the legs to be completely free. Alina Sack, ergoPouch Founder says, “We are thrilled to receive this designation from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute”. “Baby’s health and comfort is at the forefront of every ergoPouch design and we’re pleased to be recognized for our products which promote healthy hip development during infancy by an organization of this calibre.” There is no wrapping involved when using an ergoCocoon or AirCocoon and for this reason the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) has recognized these products as Hip-Healthy. Click here to view our beautiful Organic ergoPouch swaddle, sleeping bag and sleepsuit range suited for infants and children, up to 6 years of age.