I just got back from an appointment with DD where they did an ultrasound of her hips, and apparently both of her hips aren't quite developing how they'd like and showing signs of possible hip dysplasia. The woman doing the scan said that since she was only 6 weeks old, it's not too much of a concern and usually it corrects itself. But she took one look at my moby wrap and went off on one about how they should be banned because they're horrible for hip and feet development, because the feet and legs are squished in. She made it seem like that's why DD's hips were developing the way they were, and said that from now on I should position her in the wrap so that her feet hang out instead of in.
Being only 6 weeks, DD still loves to be all snuggled up in the wrap, so I was a little bummed out and slightly cautious about what she was saying. I've tried having her feet out a few times, and she just doesn't like it as much. I always try to position her feet in there so she's froggie legged with her knees higher than her butt and her feet pointing outwards. i have to admit though that sometimes her legs do get squished, even though her knees are always higher than her bum. I thought that that was okay though, and never really considered a problem with leg development.
We love our moby wrap and the newborn hug hold, and I would be really bummed out if I couldn't use that position anymore as DD loves it and always falls asleep right away. Does anyone know if there's any truth to the newborn holds where the feet are squished in causing hip problems? And if so, any advice on how to position her so that we're avoiding that?