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    Default Swaddling is now 'dangerous'!?

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    Just saw this on my fb news feed and thought what the!! Is anything safe these days?!

    If you hadn't swaddled your baby do you think you would have retained your sanity? I know many mums who swear by it!

    On a side note, I thought they were referring to arthritis and hip replacements in the mother... Oops!

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    Sorry, hopefully that is a bit better to read, stupid phone!!

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    what do I think? a big fat crock of ****.

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    Default Swaddling is now 'dangerous'!?

    It's not swaddling by itself that's dangerous (better not be *shakes fist*) it's the legs part that needs precaution, you need to make sure their hips are able to be mobile
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    A few midwives told us to wrap our daughter firmly across her arms and shoulders but to make sure it was loose enough around her hips and legs for her to kick, assuming this is the reason why.

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    Yes, it's not swaddling that's dangerous per se
    It's the tendency to wrap the whole baby (including the hips very tight) which is a risk for hip displasia (and consequently later issues in life)

    It's also very important to make sure that babies are able to move their legs and hips while in swaddle/sleeping bags :-)

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    Gotta love media sensationalism eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    A few midwives told us to wrap our daughter firmly across her arms and shoulders but to make sure it was loose enough around her hips and legs for her to kick, assuming this is the reason why.
    I got told the same thing by the midwives. I'm assuming it is about the legs for the hip replacements, but arthritis!? I shall watch the news at 4:30 (in WA) and see. Damn channel 7, sucking me in!!

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    The way babies are swaddled is the issue. There is a study that was published in the Medical Journal of Australia last year that there was a higher incidence of hip dysplasia in babies who had their legs/hips in restrictive swaddling. Babies can still be swaddled and settle with their legs looser but their arms and hands swaddled.

    http://www.hipdysplasia.org/developm...thy-swaddling/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatesBean View Post
    I got told the same thing by the midwives. I'm assuming it is about the legs for the hip replacements, but arthritis!? I shall watch the news at 4:30 (in WA) and see. Damn channel 7, sucking me in!!
    Recurrent dislocation or dysplasia of the hips (or any joint) can potentially lead to arthritis

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