Hip dysplasia treatment can make positioning in a car seat challenging

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 you modify the seat by padding it out with towels and foam, will you compromise the safety rating of the seat?

We feel more investigation into the safest way to transport children during hip dysplasia treatment is needed. For now though we provide some general recommendations and suggestions of car seats, parents have found worked, with minimal need to pad out, during hip dysplasia treatment of babies and toddlers.


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