Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip or DDH is the preferred term for babies and infants with hip dysplasia (since the condition can develop after birth.) DDH is a medical term for instability or looseness of the hip joint.
Are you swaddling your baby properly? Most babies do love being swaddled. The reason
it is important to leave room for the hips and legs to kick is because too
tight swaddling can cause developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) a serious
condition in which the ball of the hip becomes dislocated from the
socket. Recent studies show that the popularity of swaddling is
associated with a rise in DDH. There are safe ways to swaddle:
Watch this video to learn hip-healthy methods to swaddle your baby