Nutrition plays a vital role in the development of the bones, that is why we encourage milk intake high in calcium not only for babies but for pregnant women, But more than that, hip problems may have many causes. The usual hip problem would be Development Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) and some causes may include:
Family history – around one third of babies with DDH have a blood relative who also had the condition
Congenital disorders – DDH is more common in babies with disorders such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida
Breech delivery – being born feet first can put considerable stress on the baby’s hip joints
Multiple babies – crowding inside the womb may dislocate the hip
First-time mother – the inexperienced uterus and vagina may cause a difficult or prolonged delivery.
Swings, jumper suits or walkers are less likely to cause hip problems unless there is an existing hip dysplasia. However, babies who often use jumpers may experience developmental problems when it comes to proper posture, and leg and trunk control. In addition, because jumpers are designed to be propelled by pushing off with the toes, infants who use baby jumpers often will get used to pointing their toes. This, plus the posture problems, can delay walking skills