My lo needs to where a hip brace for 22 hrs a day for atleast 2 months. They have told us this is very common for breach babies because their hips form shallow which could cause hip problems leading to needing hip replacements in early adulthood :( womp womp.
The brace looks super uncomfortable keeping her legs spread apart and almost in a sitting like position (but we are told it is a very natural position for babies).
1. She is just learning to roll over and to me it doesn't look like the brace would allow her the ability to roll over even if she wanted to.
2. Will this stunt or slow down her development? It's not like we will finish using in 2 months and she will automatically know how to roll over and do whatever else a 7-month old baby knows how to do (she is 5-months now). Will she roll over/crawl/walk etc late??
Any advice, thoughts, experiences, words of encouragement are very welcome. TIA.