My 11 week old DD is in her 2nd week of wearing the pavlik harness for hip dysplasis (we see the ortho again in 3.5 weeks) and I have taken it off twice to bathe her as she's getting quite stinky and sore in the creases of her skin. We were told it was fine to do this if it was required, and they marked the harness for us so we knew where to bring the straps back to when we put it back on.
I have noticed though that she seems to have much more movement, even though we put the harness back on to exactly the points measured. Her hips stay in the same position with her legs at 90 degrees but she can quite easily "kick" her leg from the knee. It seems to only happen on one side though and on THAT side, the buckle at the back keeps slipping as though it is stretching. Is this because the harness is getting looser? Like.. the fabric losing a bit of its tension, or is because she's growing and we need to loosen it? Or is it just that she's worked out that's how she can move? She loves kicking her legs so is obviously quite restricted.
What did you/do you do? We weren't told to adjust it but obviously she is growing very quickly, so how do you know when/how to adjust it? Is now the time? She's not in pain or being marked very badly by it at the moment but it's definitely not holding her in place like it did when we first had it put on.
TIA if anybody can help. Sorry this is a bit all over the place.