Babies who are carried too straddling will experience joint problems, according to Dr. Yosyos Dias Ismiarto, SpOT (K) said that babies can be carried but not too straddled. When straddling it will cause excessive joint load especially if the knee is pressed. So the dr who works as a staff of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung, advised to be careful when carrying babies. As quoted in detikhealth, (Sunday, 8-3-2015).
Meanwhile, Dr. Wiyarni Pambudi SpA said that the best way to hold a newborn is with the baby’s head close to the head of the carrier. Meanwhile, the hand holding the baby can hold the baby’s back, while when carrying it using a cloth, try not to cover the baby’s face by the mother’s chest or the cloth.
Even when you are holding the baby try to make the baby comfortable by holding it firmly enough to hold the baby in the carrier. Not only makes the baby comfortable, but those of you who carry it will experience a comfortable condition when holding the baby. You can confirm by looking at the baby’s face so you can check on it every now and then.
In fact, you are advised to bring the baby’s head close to the chin so that it allows you to kiss the forehead or head. Meanwhile, parents who find abnormalities in their children do not hesitate to consult a doctor.
Conditions that are found earlier will help the healing process than with conditions that have progressed to interfere with the baby’s health condition. The easiest thing to spot abnormalities in a child’s leg is to look at the proportion of your child’s body balance. If there is a bent or one-sided length, an abnormal condition must be suspected. In addition, the bone shape of children who are abnormal is not the same as their peers and they often experience complaints of pain. Then it can be checked so that the doctor can detect and detect the baby’s condition early.
According to Dr. Yoyos, “If it is known that it is already severe, it will worsen the child’s condition. Surgery must be done, even though with, for example, given a cast for 3-4 times. Still light can detect early better and get treatment that can be faster. So that healing can be as soon as possible will not torture the child. “
Even Dr. Yosyos can explain that a normal baby’s leg bone must be proportionate to the whole. So that the child’s feet and hands will be balanced. Even if it is found that is shorter, longer or has an imbalance in the size of the bones throughout the body, it is suspected that there is an abnormal development with an abnormality.
Thus for those of you who are going to hold the baby, pay attention to how to carry it, try not to straddle. The condition of straddling babies in addition to being uncomfortable for the baby and those of you who carry them will cause health problems related to joint loads.
Pay attention to how to hold a baby properly and correctly, either without using tools or by using tools. If you try not to make it hot and uncomfortable with the aid, you can maintain direct contact with the baby being held. In addition, if you find abnormalities related to the balance of the baby’s feet and hands, immediately consult and have it checked by a doctor from an early age.