My beautiful 14 week old girl has just had a Pavlik Harness fitted for approx. 4 months. She has been disgnosed with severe hip dysplasia in the left hip only and the harness has to stay on 24 hours a day with 1 hour "harness free time" a week.
I was hoping to gain some tips and advice from you all.
She had the harness fitted 2 days ago and the last two nights have been horrible! She is a very lovely settled baby that rarely cries and since having the harness fitted is very unhappy and is waking multiple times at night crying.
Is it normal for them to be so upset? Have you come across any tips to make their sleeptime more comfortable?
What clothing have you used? So far I am using legless longsleeved onesies and I have cut the top off her tights so they are long socks to cover her legs at night. I have found the Bonds roomies in a big size fit well over the harness and leg warmers are good - any other ideas?
Any tips for bathing?
In your experience, do all the regular milestones get met? How do they learn to crawl/ roll over with the big bulky harness?
Any other tips?
It is just so heartbreaking...I just want to try and make it as easy for her as possible.
Thank you so much!