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When can I put my baby in a walker?
Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, are walkers good for babies?
Some people believe that baby walkersareuseful for their babies, to entertain them andhelpteach them to walk. This, however, is not true. Babywalkerscan be dangerous and can actually delay yourbaby's walkingdevelopment. Baby walkers make itharder for yourchild to walk and slow theirmuscledevelopment.
One may also ask, are baby walkers dangerous? Baby Walkers Are So Dangerous They NeedToBe Banned, According To Pediatricians. Thousands of children gotothe ER each year with head and neck injuries related tobabywalkers, usually after falling down stairs. Somechildrensuffered severe injuries such as skull fractures orbraintrauma.
Keeping this in view, do baby walkers affect development?
It has been proven however that this is notthecase- walkers do not help babies learn how towalk,they can actually delay development. The reasonforthis is because baby walkers allow babiestomove around before they are ready, their legsarehanging, putting extra strain on their hips andspine.
When can babies put weight on their legs?
Three months to six months At three months this reflex has been replaced andyourbaby will be starting to put weight throughhislegs. Naturally, your baby doesn't have enoughstrengthat this age to stand, so if you hold him in a standingposition andput his feet on the floor he'll sag attheknees.