Any Gear Help & Advice for Infant w Hip Dysplasia?
We are struggling to help our 14-month old with hip dysplasia wear her Rhino brace for the recommended 20 hours a day. We've done this before - she was diagnosed at two months and we did a sling then Rhino brace for seven-ish months before things looked good enough to ditch it. She was less mobile so it was a little easier having her stay put. Now, back in the brace after a very sad check-in, she's miserable. So I'm hoping this reaches someone who's been through this before to get some guidance on a few things we've been running into.
Any car seat recommendations that are not $700? We were gifted a Nuna Pipa (a dream seat, so light!), however it does not fit her in the brace.
Any advice on helping her get more comfortable crawling around? Watching her commando crawl while crying is...not my jam.
Any general thoughts/feelings/guidance on navigating this part? We have a different orthopedic doctor than we originally had because we moved back home to the Bay from Nashville. There we felt supported and encouraged that things were going to work out no matter what the route -- here, he was much more like "it'll take a miracle" to avoid surgery and...well, that's a bummer.