The Parents' Guide to Hip Dysplasia
by Betsy Miller (Goodreads Author)
Review All the information that a parent of a child with DDH needs is concisely dealt with in this fact-laden book. A must read to make it through the days of dealing with hip dysplasia. --Nancy Sanders, owner and keeper of the www.hip-baby.org website A nice resource for parents and families in regards to hip dysplasia, the treatment recommendations, and what to expect. -...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Dog Ear Publishing
(first published 2008)
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I do not have a child with hip dysplasia, but I am a nursing student and I was interested in this book because I want to be able to relate to both the parents and children who have to face this every day. This book was very informative and I feel as though, after reading it, I can understand the plight of those who suffer from hip dysplasia. I also think that if I ever come into contact with a child who has hip dysplasia, I will be able to implement more tactics that may help them.
This book took the fear out of our journey with hip dysplasia. Our daughter has been in a pavlik harness since she was five days old and we got the news that we can start weaning her off it. The book is full of tips to help with issues ranging from sleep to clothing. Grateful my daughter's journey is nearly complete and my heart goes out to the families who have more severe cases.
Jan 29, 2014 Maria rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is an informative and easy to understand book on hip dysplsia. The author also gives the reader a useful glossery, bibliography, and index at the back of the book. This would be a useful text for any parent of a child with hip dysplasia.
Aug 29, 2013 Monica Pawlan rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a wonderfully written, thorough, and very well written book about hip dysplasia. It covers every aspect of the condition and servers as a definitive guide for parents who have children with this condition. I highly recommend it.
Betsy Miller writes nonfiction books about children's health and fiction. Her fiction spans several genres including literary, speculative, mystery, and young adult. Miller lives in Silicon Valley where she writes for high-tech companies.More about Betsy Miller...