swaddling is banned in Washington?!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2012
swaddling is banned in Washington?!!!
1
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 5:33am

Wow...Evidently, studies are showing that regular swaddling increasing baby's risk of hip dysplasia:  I saw this 

 http://www.fitpregnancy.com/baby/baby-care/growing-battle-over-swaddling 

on another board and it prompted me to rethink my swaddling practice:  Instead of using regular receiving blankets I opted to pickup a sleep sack/swaddler that according to this boring video helps to allow the hips room to be healthy.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLqfRQdUP7k 

Just an FYI for those who depend on swaddling in the early months.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2004
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 8:11am

They are always changing the rules--back sleeping, side sleeping, bumper pads in the crib, no bumper pads, swaddling, no swaddling...........................

Alice