Babywearing Study

In the picture above, IHDI Medical Director Dr. Charles Price and Dr. Erin Mannen from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Director of Orthopaedic Research.

Dr. Mannen is heading up a new babywearing study at the University of Arkansas. She describes the new research project here;

“The infant biomechanics research project seeks to evaluate the lower extremity muscle activity and hip motion of infants ages 2-6 months in various positions including the Pavlik harness, the Rhino Cruiser, in a structured babycarrier, and in a caregiver’s arms.  It is hypothesized that wearing an infant inward facing in a structured babycarrier results in similar muscle activity and hip positioning as the orthopaedic devices currently used to treat babies with hip dysplasia.  Appropriate babywearing has the potential to offer parents of hip dysplasia patients a “break” from the cumbersome orthopaedic devices, allowing them to experience the many benefits of babywearing while not endangering their baby’s hips.”

 

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