Thursday, February 26, 2009

DDH Car Seats

It really seemed to me that everything changed once Kennedy was diagnosed with DDH - including her car seat! Of course when Kennedy was born we'd gotten the cute little car seat that snapped into the great luxury stroller. It quickly became obvious that it wasn't going to work anymore so we needed a new car seat that would accomodate her cast. You should first check with your doctor for his/her preferences but there are a couple car seats that people have used that have been recommended. Kaylee's doctor, Dr. Rubin, recommended the Sunshine Kids Radian 65 and Radian 80 and it has worked great for us but here are a couple of the car seats that people have used and recommend:

Sunshine Kids Radian 65 and Radian 80, Britax Hippo (made specifically for hip dysplasia) and Britax Marathon


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  2. Hi, I have a question. My 4 yr old daughter is about to have surgery and be in a spica cast and conveniently we already have a diono radian for her like you mentioned is sometimes recommended. I'm wondering if it will likely need padding or a wedge or something, also, it doesn't we tilet the seat of the car some? Why do these carseats work well, because the sides are super low? Thanks :)