Babywearing and Hip Dysplasia

The correction harness is the only brace that can become slightly problematic when babywearing and this is due to the front bar that can press into the caregiver carrying the child. For this harness, it would be recommended you try a soft wrap carrier to try to achieve a comfortable fit.  

It is not recommended that parents use a baby carrier in lieu of the brace. Babywearing is seen as a positive in terms of being able to facilitate healthy hip development, but doesn’t replace the need for treatment. It can be used alongside treatment and enable all those regular benefits that babywearing offers, like bonding and practicality for caregivers and children.  

A great organisation for further information and support is Healthy Hips Australia.

Brooke Maree is one of Australia’s leading Babywearing Educators, Co-Founder of the Australian Babywearing Association, and Country Leader of Kangatraining Australia. She is passionate about advocating for babywearing safety and best practice and seeing all parents using their baby carrier with comfort and ease. Brooke is available for personalised consultations, workshops and trainings, and on social media providing endless resources and top tips! Find out more about her services at

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