The life of new parenthood can be overwhelming.
And with every piece of great advice, there’s a conflicting point of view (or sometimes serious side effects to consider).
We’ve been there. We understand. And we’re here to help you navigate your way through the overload of information.
No doubt you’ve heard all about the many benefits of swaddling by now?
Swaddling has been advocated by leading physicians such as Leo Donnan (Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief of Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne) as an effective way of settling a restless infant, but we now also know that if not performed in a safe fashion, swaddling can have a detrimental effect on the development of a newborn baby’s hips - even to the point of dislocation.
Many studies have shown that tight wrapping in the "papoose" position - with the legs held straight - can lead to hip dysplasia and dislocation and that the frequency of this is much lower in babies whose legs move more freely.
The latest advice when wrapping or swaddling babies, is to leave enough room for their legs to have a full range of motion.
It’s why all ergoPouch products are ergonomically designed with a bell-shaped bottom for extra legroom and made from stretchy natural fibers which allow babies to move their legs comfortably and adopt the 'frog-leg' position.
In fact, our swaddles are perfect for babies with hip dysplasia as they can have their legs completely free if needed, while still keeping the arms comfortably swaddled for settled sleeping.
We’ve even tested our ergoCocoon on baby Grace, born with hip dysplasia as a result of a breech position - it fitted comfortably over her brace with room to spare. Our airCocoon wearable blanket is a similar shape and can be rolled up to allow a baby’s legs to be completely free if preferred.
We draw on the latest research and expert advice to constantly refine and add to our market leading baby sleep suit range. As such ErgoPouch baby swaddles, sleep sacks and sleep suits have recently received “hip-healthy” designation from The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI). The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of those afflicted with hip dysplasia.
“We are thrilled to receive this designation from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute,” said Alina Sack, Founder, ergoPouch. “Baby’s health and comfort is at the forefront of every ergoPouch design and we’re pleased to be recognized for our products which promote healthy hip development during infancy by an organization of this calibre.”
And the best bit? With ergoPouch, there’s no origami. Just a perfectly wrapped baby. Every time.
Sleep easy with ergoPouch.