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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Swaddling resurgence 'damaging hips', surgeon warns

October 2013

By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News


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Parents are risking their babies' health because of a surge in the popularity of swaddling, according to an orthopaedic surgeon.

The technique involves binding the arms and legs with blankets and is used to help calm a baby and prevent crying.

But Prof Nicholas Clarke, of Southampton University Hospital, said swaddling was damaging developing hips.

The Royal College of Midwives and other experts advised parents to avoid tightly swaddling a child. (...)

Continue reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24710090

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