Brave mama for speaking about these carriers and sharing her experience. I am lucky to have a friend who introduced me to fabric carriers when I was pg with my first. On the down side, I became a wrap addict and bought loads more carriers than I ever needed.
I see that since I initially read her post a lot of other people have chimed in. In her defense, there is evidence from cultures that use papoose and back board carriers ( Inuit and Plains Indians) and where babies are swaddled from birth, that these cultures have higher incidences of hip dysplasia. So yes, I think that front facing carriers can worsen a pre existing condition or cause it to develop if there is a genetic predisposition for it especially if a carseat and other devices are not optimal for hip comfort.
Smug alert: An orthopaedic consultant came out of his office after my daughter's appointment and saw me putting my newborn in a wrap and commented loudly in a roomful of people who were watching the spectacle of me wrapping my baby: That is the best way to carry a baby.
Edited by foxytocin, 24 September 2013 - 02:56 PM.