Hip Dysplasia

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a condition where the ‘ball and socket’ joint of the hips do not properly form in babies and young children. It’s sometimes known as congenital hip dislocation or hip dysplasia.

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute recommend that parents and caregivers are encouraged to choose a baby carrier that allows healthy hip positioning, in addition to other safety considerations. When babies are carried, the hips should be allowed to spread apart with the thighs supported and the hips bent.