Standard sizes in NEW condition may be returned within 30 days of purchase. If exchanging for a different size, please include $3 for shipping the replacement. Custom sizes are not returnable.
Hip Helpers® Support Shorts are the answer to excessive hip abduction in babies and toddlers with low muscle tone. They have been found to improve rotational movement and limit “W” sitting in babies who are developing their movement skills.
Hip Helpers® Support Shorts were developed by a physical therapist, in response to therapists’ frustration with the “figure eight” wrap. They were designed for, and tested on, babies from six months to three years old in an early intervention program. They have also been used on older children with very positive results.
Hip Helpers® Support Shorts are available in five standard sizes, as indicated on the Sizing Chart. It is important to measure the child correctly, as illustrated on the Measuring Guide. Therapy providers may purchase Sizing Kits, consisting of one pair in each standard size, to determine whether Hip Helpers work for a child, and the appropriate size for the child. The shorts can be custom-ordered in non-standard dimensions (e.g., 14″ waist, 15″ hip, 7″ length).
Latex Content: Hip helpers are made from nylon-and-lycra fabric with a polyester elastic. The elastic contains latex which is coated with talcum power and silicone oil. The elastic is covered by the nylon/lycra fabric and does not come in contact with the skin.
Wearing Directions: Hip Helpers are designed to improve quality of movement. The child should wear Hip Helpers only when he/she is free to move around. Hip Helpers are not flame retardant and should not be worn as sleepwear. The shorts are designed for hypotonic children, not for children with orthopedic hip problems.
Washing Information: Wash in warm water/air dry.