Oh one of those other posts reminded me, definately have some sudocream on hand (you probably do anyway!). My bub had some red marks behind her knees and in the creases at the top of her legs. Sudocream fixed it right up.
Thanks rainbow We have sudocream but I hadn't thought to use it for that. Poor thing. 3 weeks til we see the surgeon again woohoo!
Hi Guys , Our little girl is 4 months 17 days and a week ago our ECN found her right leg is a little shorter than her left and her right hip was"clicky". We went for an ultrasound yesterday and they found the right hip isn't so good, had appointment with GP today who said we need to see a Ortho Paed and our little one may end up in plaster first and then the harness, or hopefully just the harness. I feel like I have been hit by a truck, I feel so sad (had a cry in Dr's office). Dr is going to call us when she finds out where she can send us Canberra or Sydney. Have read others posts and feel better after reading way you all support each other, which is awesome.I know we could be facing worse challanges and am grateful that we aren't. Hope all of you who are going through this are having success with your treatments and your precious babies are going from strength to strength.
New Parents to be sorry to hear about your DD. Our paed sent our DD for a hip ultrasound at 11 wks and then said they would fix themselves. At her 6 month check up the MCHN noticed they were quite bad and we were referred to the orthopedic surgeon at the children's hospital. He put her in a Dennis brown brace which she wears for naps and overnight. Since she was put it in so late she needs to wear it till at least 18 months. We had more xrays last week and can already see the improvement, and on Friday she started taking steps by herself! We were told to expect her to not walk till 16 months plus, and she is 13.5 months now so just thought I would give you all a positive story!
Our DD was in the harness from 8weeks old until 6 months. We weren't allowed to take her out of the harness either, but got regular adjustments from the Paed and MCHN (about every 2-4 weeks). We gave her sponge baths much like PP said, drying each bit as we went. Powder helps to dry as well. DD got sores behind her knees which did turn a little weepy but we found a cream called Calmoseptine in the chemist which worked well to heal the sore. Was a little thicker than Sudocreme so stayed onto protect for longer.
DD is now 17 months and still has check up with the Paed to ensure hips are growing properly but so far the harness has done its job. I think the harness was definitely more annoying for DH and I than it was for DD.
Try not to stress too much NPTB, it's really so much easier to fix when it's picked up early. It's tonnes better that it happens at 4 months than down the track when it will affect her crawling, walking etc. On the good news front, we were harnessed up for 7 weeks and luckily it worked, so we've been harness free since late April or early May, I forget which (mumnesia Bub is going back for an xray to check progress in a couple of months. As you said, and a doctor said to me too, if there is going to be something a little bit wrong with bub, this is probably the best thing - it's very treatable and babies do get used to the whole thing after a few days. My bub isn't crawling yet at 7 months, but boy can she roll - into the next room and beyond! Good luck, and it's just the harness for your bub!!
Thankyou all very much for your postitve stories, it does make me feel better to hear them, looking forward to us being one of them and being able to pass on our postitve vibes to others as well.
Thanks again guys, hugs to you and your little ones.
NPTB not sure if you will see this post but just wanted to see how you and your little one were going?
DD is doing well. She is 7 months old now and stayed in the harness for a total of 13 weeks in total. I know we got off easy compared to some, but it was still awful and I am so glad to be rid of it! We have been seeing a Chiropractor who specialises in children as her posture was so disturbed by being in the harness. The chiro has been wonderful and her hips are now classes as "normal" in u/sound and x-ray! I can not recommend a chiro highly enough. Her hips and pelvis were so tight, as were her back and chest from trying to lean back with the harness on. She is like a different baby now and is almost crawling, sits up for over 30 mins unassisted, and can even stand holding on to the sofa and coffee table. We were told her development would be delayed so we are thrilled with her progress.
Hi Mrs Molly Coddle so glad to hear of your DD success, that is just wonderful hope it just keeps getting better .
Our DD goes to the Sydney Childrens Hospital this friday (the wheels turned slowly for a little while - so frustrating) so we will know more then, It will be sad to see her slowed up for a bit as she is rolling well grabbing her toes and trying to sit up and constantly kicking her legs and trying to get her knees under her during tummy time, but we are sure she will make up for lost time when the treatment is over. I will hop on and let you know how things go when we get back, hopefully it will be all good .
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