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can I put my baby in a walker at 7 months

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
You decide: Walkers are only good for baby sitting for a short period of time. They encourage babies to use the wrong muscles, when it comes to walking. I would ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Hester
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not now: I do not recommend using a walker with babies this age. Most children can use a walker with close supervision at nine months but i still don't really ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Born with pigeon toe: The old walkers are not safe and not made anymore because they are not safe. Too many toddlers fell down stairs. They were not known to cause pigeon t ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
No: Pigeon toe (internal rotation of the foot) is usually due to tightness in the hip or less commonly due to torsion on the tibia. As baby matures and ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes & no: Walkers are associated with a significant number of early childhood head injuries & have fallen into disfavor with most child care experts.They do pro ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Can be: Walkers allow babies to be mobile and to move as fast as 3 feet per second. They can delay babies learning to crawl and walk and many children can get ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Not helpful: If a typically-developing infant is in a walker <10% of his waking hours, it probably does no harm, except for safety issues ( access to dangling cord ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Dandy Walker Syndrom: Yes, it can get worse. This is particularly true if the patient never got a shunt (or it stopped working) and the intracranial pressure increases. The ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Trends: The modern approach is to avoid it; not only for being unnecesary (think, in nature, no living creature ever needed such a device to learn to walk..) ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
No: It is safer to have shoes on so no injury occurs if they fall or hit their foot on anything.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: The seat is just a simple device for your convenience. It neither aids or detracts from development. Walkers have mixed effects. They have been associ ... Read More
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Dr. Jeremy Adler
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See doctor: Bruises on the legs are common. Bruises on back and stomach are not. She should be checked by your pediatrician. Also walkers are no longer recommende ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I would avoid one: Although quite popular, walkers are not a necessary part of baby equipment. As the child becomes more agressive in their scooting about, the frequency ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Talk 2 pediatrician: It seems that you want to wait until your baby can walk before putting it in a baby walker (if I'm understanding it right). You want the baby to have ... Read More

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