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Buckling up is vital to ensuring your child is as safe as possible when travelling in the car and child restraint guidelines are widely promoted in national road safety campaigns. What happens though when your child is in a harness, brace or cast 24/7? Do they fit in their current seat comfortably and safely? If...
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Babywearing has become very popular as more and more parents adopt attachment parenting principles to raise their children. Many parents fear they can no longer carry their child in a carrier or sling during treatment for hip dysplasia. This is not the case, in fact, babywearing is recommended by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (hipdysplasia.org);
"When...
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At the best of times, changing your child's nappy is challenging. Most parents can tell at least one 'nappy explosion' story. When a child is stuck in cast for weeks on end, such as during certain treatment methods for hip dysplasia, nappy explosions need to be avoided at all costs. Spica or Broomstick casts, used in the...
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