A 53-year-old member asked:
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Is it true that babies should only use baby walkers if they are wearing shoes?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
No: It is safer to have shoes on so no injury occurs if they fall or hit their foot on anything.
Answered on Apr 29, 2012

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Protect if needed: Years ago parents were pushed into buying clunky, heavy shoes for a kid to learn to walk but we no now most will do better without. They often had mor ... Read More
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Yes: Its more for protection than support at this stage, especially if they are walking outside.
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Dr. Krishna Anand
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At 9-10 month age: Normally babies start putting feet in mouth by 9-10 months of age . Better not to use shoes at very early age , it may hurt the baby .
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