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With comfort and versatility, the innovative Hip Healthy Baby Carrier gives you the complete baby carrier wearing experience.
Use from 7.7lbs (3.5kg) with no insert needed, to 33lbs (15kg) and beyond. Acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, it is ideal carrier for "hip healthy" and spine development in every carrying position from infancy through to the toddler years: promoting the perfect "M" seating position.
The lumber support takes your comfort to a whole new level. Generously padded shoulder straps are adjustable in two directions for a perfect, customized fit. Use up to 15kg and beyond as an independent hip seat for those moments when your stroller is just not suitable.
The ClevaMama® Hip Healthy Baby Carrier has 5 carrying positions and loads of features. It is ideal for you (hands free support) and your baby (keeping close to you).
1. Sleep shade and privacy hood
2. Adjustable neck and head support
3. Large ventilation panel
4. Promotes M seating position for correct hip placement (see image below)
5. Extra leg cushion
6. Detachable hip seat
7. Teething bibs
8. Temperature control lining
9. Multiple pockets
10. Wide lumbar support waist band
11. Multi-way fastening
To allow optimum hip development it is advised to have baby inward facing until six months with the thighs supported in the spread-position.
Suitable from 3.5kg to 15kg
Acknowledged by International Hip Dysplasia Institute as Hip Healthy for your baby when used as directed, the new ClevaMama Baby & Hip Carrier encourages healthy hip development in infants.
The healthiest position for the hips is for the hips to fall or spread (naturally) apart to the side, with the thighs supported and the hips and knees bent. This position has been called the jockey position or frog position. Using a "Hip Healthy" approved baby carrier is always encouraged. Hip Dysplasia Image
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is hip dysplasia and how common is it?
Hip dysplasia is the medical term for instability, or looseness, of the hip joint. This affects thousands of children each year and ranges from mild instability to complete dislocation. About one out of every six full term babies has some mild hip instability and two or three per thousand will require treatment. Hip dysplasia is not a "birth defect" because nothing is missing. This looseness is because the mother makes hormones that help ligaments relax during the birth process. The birth position may also stretch the hips and make them loose. Fortunately, most loose hips in babies tighten up naturally and the hips grow correctly. Prevention and early diagnosis are the keys to simple treatment before the hip dislocates or becomes stuck in a bad position.
What causes Hip Dysplasia?
ﾕ Loose hips around the time of birth is the usual cause, this is often due to normal hormones that help relax ligaments to make childbirth easier. ﾕ Contributing factors for hip dysplasia are first born babies (not as much room), girls (more ligament laxity), positive family history, and breech position that stretches the hips. ﾕ When one person in the family has hip dysplasia, the chance of hip dysplasia needing treatment is 5-1% for subsequent children (1-2 in 2). How common is Hip Dysplasia? ﾕ Some hip instability is very common in newborn infants, studies suggest up to one infant in six (15%). ﾕ The risk of hip dysplasia or dislocation is greatest in the first few months of life. ﾕ Hip dysplasia that needs treatment occurs in approximately 2-3 children per thousand. ﾕ Hip dysplasia is about four times more common in girls than boys. ﾕ Babies in the breech position are more likely to have hip instability than babies in a normal womb position.
Did something happen during my pregnancy or the delivery of the baby to cause Hip Dysplasia?
No. There are no special precautions during the pregnancy or delivery that would have prevented hip dysplasia.
Can Hip Dysplasia be diagnosed prenatally?
No. There are no diagnostic tests during pregnancy that could predict hip dysplasia in infants. Hip dysplasia is more of a birth condition, although it can also develop after birth in some infants. What happens if Hip Dysplasia goes untreated? If treatment is delayed beyond 2 years of age, hip deformity can lead to painful hips, waddling walking and a decrease in strength. If untreated altogether, osteoarthritis (a painful hip disorder) and other hip deformities can develop in young adulthood.
Remove hard inner supports from hip seat before washing. Close all pockets, snaps, zips, buckles and straps before washing. Hand or machine wash separately on a gentle cycle in a mild detergent. Do not use chlorine or bleach. Line dry only. Do not iron.
Safety is a shared responsibility. Although this product has been manufactured according to all safety standards and requirements, we need your help in order to keep your child safe and failure to follow these instructions for use may cause serious injury or damage to your child. SUFFOCATION HAZARD Infants under 4 months can suffocate in this product if face is pressed tight against your body, - Do not strap your baby too tight against your body. - Allow room for head movement. - Keep infants face free from obstruction at all times. Remove all packaging from this item and dispose of carefully to avoid suffocation.
To prevent serious injury or death:
ﾕ Pay special attention to warnings for safety, in order to prevent possible injury to your child ﾕ Only use with children from 7.71bs / 3.5kg ﾕ Child must be able to hold head upright to be carried in a front forward, backpack and hip carrier format. ﾕ Check all buckles, snaps, straps and adjustments are secure and in good working order before each use. ﾕ First time users might need help. ﾕ This Carrier should not be used as a car safety seat. ﾕ Ensure that your baby's mouth and airways are clear of any obstructions and that their head is positioned so that their mouth is clear to inhale fresh air freely. A baby should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest as this can restrict their breathing. ﾕ You should always be able to see your baby's face with a simple glance. ﾕ Caution: Small children can fall through leg opening. ﾕ Never unbuckle the waist belt / Hip Seat while the baby is in the Carrier. ﾕ When wearing the Hip Seat, ensure the Velcro is secured snuggly before closing the buckles. ﾕ Listen for 'click' sound when closing all buckles to ensure they are all fastened correctly. ﾕ Tug on all straps and buckles to make sure that the closure fit is secure. ﾕ One arm/hand MUST be available to support the baby at all times. ﾕ Carrier should be snug enough to hug your baby close to you as this will be the most comfortable for both you and baby. Slack fabric and straps will allow your baby to slump down and can hinder their breathing and pull on your back. You also risk your baby falling through leg openings. ﾕ Never lie down with baby in the Carrier ﾕ Inspect the Carrier regularly for any signs of wear and tear. ﾕ Your balance may be adversely affected by your movement and that of your child. ﾕ Take extra care when bending or leaning forward. ﾕ This Carrier is not suitable for use during sport activities including but not limited to, jogging, cycling and climbing. ﾕ This Carrier should not be used by a person with physical problems that might interfere with the safe use of the product, which includes but not limited to muscular or skeletal problems, problems with balance or dizziness or painful disorders of the back or legs. ﾕ This Carrier should not be used if the wearer is impaired by alcohol or drugs. ﾕ If the wearer of the Carrier should develop shoulder or back problems, discontinue its use and consult a medical professional. ﾕ Pregnant women should consult a doctor before use.