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Old 06-18-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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Dislocated hips and cloth diapers

My newborn was diagnosed with hip dislocation at birth. She's now four weeks old, and she's been wearing the corrective brace for four days. She'll wear it at least six weeks, maybe longer.

We're using prefolds and covers, and we've run into a problem. The tabs of the covers have to be threaded up between her legs and the straps of the brace. The velcro scratches her legs and waist a bit even when we're very careful. Also, the legs on the covers are just a bit too tight because of the angle the brace holds her knees at. She's getting ridges on her legs, though the covers would fit perfectly if she were able to stretch her legs out.

I tried some of the medium covers, and they're too big. The rise is too high to thread them under the brace, and the leg gussets gape.

Any suggestions for a low-rise, snap-closure cover or pocket? I don't want to go the AIO route. Anyone else done the brace thing?

EDIT: I figured out that if I pulled a bit of cloth under the brace, I could use the same covers and still protect her from the velcro. The Bummis wraps work better for that than the Motherease or Bambino Mio ones, though. She's growing so fast, she'll be into the fitteds we have - mostly Kissaluvs - in another week or two, and that will be fine. Thanks for your input, everyone, and sorry I couldn't answer every comment.

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Old 06-18-2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Swaddlebees. They are bikini like - good luck!
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Snap-ez. They make a fleece cover, low rise, snaps, and stretchy!!! The fleece, OMHO, would be ideal with the brace and you could adjust on each side to accomodate.
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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kissaluvs fitteds size 0 are tiny and snap down...

i second the swaddlebees...they run super trim, and go way down. good luck!
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Re: Dislocated hips and cloth diapers

so if i read that right, its the cover that's not working, not the prefold right? i'd go for a pull on...for a cheap option dappi pull on covers, another option is wool, a soaker would have a soft waist and a bit more leeway on the legs..
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call your ortho. My 3rd was supposed to wear the brace, but since we cd the ortho said we could keep him double/triple diapered and we'd be fine. We did, and he's PERFECT. No brace just 2 months of a bubble butt
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My brother had hip displasia when he was younger. Mom had him in 7 cloth diapers to keep his hips in the proper position(I don't know if they had the braces then, he was born in 79). He did need surgery when he was around 18months to make the socket bigger/smaller/whatever they did to keep his hip from dislocating.
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I didn't have a brace either in '76. I can pop my hip in and out of socket though, lol! It's never been an issue unless I was pregnant, then the ligaments didn't hold it in
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Re: Dislocated hips and cloth diapers

My friends DD also had this & her Dr recommended using cloth diapers (2-3) at a time instead of a brace. (she was a sposie user BTW) but her dd is almost 2 and fine now.
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Can't - the cover needs to attach under the straps of the brace, and pull-ons would go over them. It's hard to explain if you don't know what the brace looks like.
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