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Hip Dysplasia in your Baby

If your baby has been diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia this means that the “socket and ball” joint of the hip have not formed properly. Treatments vary from a soft brace, to an operation to put the ball back in the socket.

We are proud to announce that AmaWrap has been deemed a "hip healthy baby carrier" by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute!

AmaWrap has been deemed a “hip healthy baby carrier”! To provide an excerpt from the official letter sent to us from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, what this means is that:

“The International Hip Dysplacia Institute recognises that AmaWrap has developed products that consider the importance of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.”


Hip positioning of newborn in baby carrier image
  • When sat in the wrap, your baby’s knees should be higher than his bottom, like the letter M or like the “froggy” position.
  • What that does is it ensures that your baby’s hip joint is sat firmly in the hip socket (which at this point in their young life is more like cartilage and the fact that its softer makes dysplasia more likely)
  • You can keep baby in this position in the wrap for as long as you need. When your baby is in the womb he is naturally curled up, and he finds this position comfortable and soothing. Remember that you will still be taking him out for nappy changes and feeding, which is ample time for him to get a good stretch in!


You can see more information on positioning on the How To Tie A Baby Sling page. For more information on why we do not encourage forward facing in our (or any) stretchy wraps, please see Forward Facing in Baby Slings.

Have more questions about hip healthy baby carriers or would you like more information on positioning? Contact us at or on our Facebook or instagram page!
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