When designing the Zarpar Bebe carriers, one of the most important considerations for us was Hip support. We knew the importance of ensuring those delicate joints are supported through those early years.
Which is why we are very proud to have our Baby Carriers acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as Hip Healthy Products!
Why it's important
According to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute
> 1 in 10 babies are born with Hip Instability
With the right support and depending on the severity, these babies will grow and develop without any major problems.
Weight bearing activities, such as crawling, standing and walking are the biggest factors in assisting in hip formation.
However, sadly many new age baby products do not support the development of healthy hips, which contributes to..
> 1 in 100 babies being treated for Hip Dysplasia
The 'M' Seat
This is the safest and most comfortable position for your child.
For a newborn carry, you will need to ensure their bum sits low and their knees are bent over their ankles with their squat spread against your body.
If you are carrying with their little legs inside the carrier, you will need to ensure they are not sitting on their feet. This is important to maintain proper circulation.
Cultures where babywearing is common have a low frequency of hip dislocations in babies. Whether this is due to the M-carrying position or to genetics is unproven. However, this low frequency is in sharp contrast to high rates of hip dislocation where traditional swaddling is practiced with the hips and knees held straight during early infancy.
All of the Zarpar Bebê carriers, with the correct adjustments, support proper babywearing keeping the hips in this all important M-position.