Spica Parent's Name:
Betsy Burnett, creator of the Spica Tables/Spica Chairs/Spica Gear - DDH - Buy/Sell/Donate - USA Facebook group
Spica Baby's Name:
Spica Baby's Age When He or She Was First Casted:
Weeks In The Cast:
Favorite Spica Journey Memory:
Getting her cast off after only 6 weeks! I loved having her legs and tummy back; I joined her in the tub for bath time for a week!
Biggest Lesson Learned:
Looking back, I worried too much before her surgery/cast. Spica babies are so adaptable and resilient - they will amaze you!
What Do You Wish You Knew:
Thanks to local "Hip Moms" the various Facebook groups, and Natalie Trice's book, Cast Life, I felt very prepared.
Favorite Gear or Must Have Item:
HIP STIX were a tremendous help for diapering.
We were also fortunate to have a spica table and custom counter height chair, both were made by local "Hip Dads" and passed along to us.
Final Thoughts or Advice:
The love and support in the Hip Dysplasia/DDH community is amazing; your feelings will always be understood and you'll never be alone.
Not only are our spica babies resilient, spica parents are too. You can do this, I promise!
If there's anything I can do to help you, feel free to reach out via Facebook or Bridget can help connect us.