Hip Dysplasia Support for Caregivers

Tips & Hints Handouts

Healthy Hips Australia has developed the following handouts for parents from parents who've been through a hip dysplasia journey of their own. We hope you find these practical tips and hints helpful.

Breast Feeding Handout

Prams Handout

Swaddling and Sleeping Bags Handout

Sleep Time Handout

Eating and Highchairs Handout

Clothing - Harness and Brace Handout

Clothing - Spica cast / Broomstick cast Handout

Nappy changes with a cast Handout

Babywearing Handout

Car seats Handout

Information Record Booklet

A great resource to help you keep track of information discussed at each appointment, plus a place to jot down your questions to ask:

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We have provided some links to local resources, international organisations and hip dysplasia-friendly businesses in Australia.

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 Support Networks

We understand how lonely and isolated you can feel when no one around you has experience with hip dysplasia. We can connect you with people in your area and organise catch ups both in person and online, via Facebook, across Australia:

Facebook DDH Support Groups:


For upcoming catch ups visit our Events on the Facebook page.

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'You are not alone. Contact us and we'll happily be in touch.'

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There is a lot of medical jargon that gets used. Some of the most commonly used terms can be found in this section.

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Education Resources

Safe Swaddling Flyer

HHA Hip Dysplasia Infographic


Questions are common after diagnosis and during treatment. Sometimes shock, distress and stress, not to mention sleep deprivation if diagnosis comes during the early months of life, can make it hard to process and retain any information given during appointments. We have included some frequently asked questions, but please feel free to contact us with other questions and we will be happy to direct you to the correct source of information.

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There are a number of videos available online that provide practical tips and how-to demonstrations for managing various hip dysplasia treatments. We'll feature a selection of these over-time so keep an eye on this section:

Bridget & Kyle set up Spica Life after their daughter Londyn was diagnosed with DDH in 2015. Their website is a great resource for Spica families. Here is one of their how-to videos: