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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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30-10-2013 18:14 #1
Swaddling is now 'dangerous'!?
30-10-2013 18:15 #2
30-10-2013 18:16 #3Senior Member
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what do I think? a big fat crock of ****.
30-10-2013 18:17 #4
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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30-10-2013 18:17 #5
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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30-10-2013 18:29 #6
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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30-10-2013 18:30 #7
Gotta love media sensationalism eh?
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30-10-2013 18:34 #8
30-10-2013 18:43 #9
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.
30-10-2013 18:46 #10
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