Pavlik harness Home care (1492)

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What is a Pavlik Harness?

A Pavlik Harness is a set of cotton straps. It keeps the hips in the correct position but still lets your infant move their legs.

How do I care for my child in the harnesschild on their back in harness

How do I care for my child’s skin?

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This sheet was created to help you care for your child or family member. It does not take the place of medical care. Talk with your healthcare provider for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.



Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns. You can call the nurse line Monday through Friday 8 am until 4:30 pm at (414) 266-2414 if:

  • Your child no longer kicks their leg or legs.
  • There is a strap that gets too tight or causes a sore or open area on the skin.
  • Your child has discomfort or uncontrollable crying.
  • Skin folds that get red and sore.
  • Your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.