Thursday, July 26, 2012

Help Prevent Hip Dysplasia with HALO SleepSack-Giveaway!!



Okay, so I am aware of hip dysplasia in children, but I had no idea it was such a common issue. Did you know that hip dysplasia affects thousands of infants every year? I didn't until just recently, when I came across this Q&A article with Dr. Charles Price, a pediatric orthopedist. Before I get to the giveaway, let me share this important information with you-and please, take the time to read it, rather than just skipping down to the entry form! Nothing is more important than the health of your child!


Q: My friend just told me her baby has Hip Dysplasia.

What is it?


A:Hip Dysplasia occurs when children are born with the hip out of the socket or when the bones of the hip joint are not aligned correctly. This prevents the hip joint from functioning properly, thus causing the joint to wear out much faster. When babies are checked for the condition at birth about 2-3 babies per 1000 will require treatment, making it the most common newborn condition.
Q: Can Hip Dysplasia be prevented? What can be done?
AThe earlier hip dysplasia is detected, the easier it is to correct without surgery. Orthopedists have recently discovered a connection between hip dysplasia and tight swaddling. Swaddling an infant has many positive effects, but unfortunately many parents are taught to swaddle the baby's entire body to create a tight cocoon. The restriction of movement in the lower half of the body can lead to post-natal hip dysplasia.
Q: How does undetected hip dysplasia manifest itself later in life?
A: Hip Dysplasia can be a "silent" condition meaning that pain is not normally felt until much later in life. Undetected or "hidden" hip dysplasia is the most common cause of hip arthritis in young women under the age of 50. It also accounts for about 10% of all total hip replacements in the U.S. each year, or approximately 35,000 from hip dysplasia.
Q: Where can I learn more?
A: For additional information on hip dysplasia, including safe swaddle tips and how to recognize the condition in your child, visit www.hipdysplasia.org.


In conjunction with learning about hip dysplasia and how it affects babies, I was sent a HALO SleepSack Swaddle for review. These nifty little products are "hip healthy", and a great way to help prevent hip dysplasia in your precious little one. 


Basically, the Swaddle is a blanket that your baby wears. Rather than having loose blankets tossed in the crib, carseat or cradle, you can swaddle your baby-thus the hip healthy aspect. The SleepSack Swaddle is extremely soft, and comfortable for baby. It's sleeveless, but has wing-type pieces that wrap around baby for an arms-in style, or wrap underneath if your little one prefers to move around. One thing I immediately noticed (and really like) is that the zipper is inverted, so you can open the blanket for easy diaper change access! The SleepSack Swaddle comes in a variety of colors and prints for boy, girl, or gender-neutral.





One of my readers will receive a HALO SleepSack Swaddle for Newborn!!

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19 comments:

  1. Love the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® Swaddle in Cream.

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  3. 2-3 babies per 1000 need treatment when examined at birth.

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  9. HALO® ComfortLuxe™ Sensitive Skin Sleepwear Two-Piece Set: Silky

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  10. Any of the organic cotton ones!

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  11. A family history of hip dysplasia and breech position in the womb are the two biggest risk factors for hip dysplasia

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  12. Love the ruffle sleep sack!

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  13. I like the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® Swaddle

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  14. Undetected or "hidden" hip dysplasia is the most common cause of hip arthritis in young women under the age of 50

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  16. I really like the solid cream cotton one.

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  17. I learned that hip dysplasia is the most common newborn condition. 2-3 out of 1000 have it.

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