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Walkers (Overview)

Walkers are devices used to help people walk with more steadiness and safety.


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My baby 7months can I use baby walker?

My baby 7months can I use baby walker?

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 stronger legs to be using a walker. Again, speak to the pediatrician who has your baby's measurements, weight, and information to make a better decision. ...Read more

Walkers (Overview)

Walkers are devices used to help people walk with more steadiness and safety.


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Can you suggest a good app for walkers?

Can you suggest a good app for walkers?

Walk tracker: My wife is training for the 3 day, 60 mile walk to raise money for breast cancer. She is using an app called walk tracker on her iphone. She liked it enough to spend the $1.99 for the complete app. ...Read more

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What are tips for using a walker safely?

What are tips for using a walker safely?

Walker safety: Go to the following web page. There is a whole article on walker safety. Http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/health-center/using-a-walker. Aspx. ...Read more

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How can I keep my walker from rolling away?

How can I keep my walker from rolling away?

Brakes or no wheels: Some wheeled-walkers actually have brakes which u control similar to one on a bicycle. Some have locks which allow locking the wheels during stop/sit etc. You can a walker without wheels and thus won't have to worry about rolling away. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Can I put my baby on walker, he is 7 month 8 days

Can I put my baby on walker, he is 7 month 8 days

Never: The american academy of pediatrics recommends against the use of infant walkers at all ages. I recommend against the use of walkers as well. ...Read more

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Why would I need a wheelchair if I can use a walker?

Why would I need a wheelchair if I can use a walker?

Longer distance: If you can use a walker it is best to use the walker; however you may have greater community access with a wheelchair especially for longer distances. Transferring the walker may be easier in and out of the car. The decision also depends on the medical reason and length of time in which you are using the walker. ...Read more

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How does an elder with a walker get to safety in a severe storm?

How does an elder with a walker get to safety in a severe storm?

Plan ahead...: It is dangerous for everyone to get around during a severe storm, but elderly/young children/disabled folks are are higher risk--they need assistance from people around them. The best way is to plan ahead--go to storm-shelter before the storm hits. Listen to your local weather advisory/authority for evacuation instructions etc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Which walker is best==one with wheels or the silver stationary one?

Which walker is best==one with wheels or the silver stationary one?

Stationary walker: The wheeled walker can more easier, but may be a concern if you are unstable. Discuss with your doctor as to what might be best for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a wheeled walker or a stationary walker if unstable?

Is it better to use a wheeled walker or a stationary walker if unstable?

Stationary walker: The wheeled walker can more easier, but may be a concern if you are unstable. Discuss with your doctor as to what might be best for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is walker bad for babies?

Is walker bad for babies?

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 injured by falling down stairs, into pools, etc. The exersaucers are better because they are stationary and baby can still bounce and play. Walkers can still be useful if you take the wheels off them. They are a safety hazard with wheels. ...Read more

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What is dandy walker syndrome?

Congenital anomaly: Dandy walker is a congenital developmental abnormality of the cerebellum oftentimes including the development of a cyst in the cerebellum. Typically, persons with this have abnormalities in walking and clumsiness. ...Read more

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What is dandy- walker syndrome?

What is dandy- walker syndrome?

Congenital process: This is a congenital process that involves maldevelopment of structures at the back part of the brain associated with enlargement of fluid spaces in that region. The link below is for a quick synopsis at the nih website: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/dandywalker/dandywalker. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the dandy walker syndrome?

What is the dandy walker syndrome?

Congenital defect: Dandy Walker is a congenital abnormality affecting the development of a part of the brain called the cerebellum. Patients affected with this condition typically have an enlarged fourth ventricle and absence of the cerebellar vermis. This can lead to problems with coordination and balance. The condition is also associated with buildup of pressure on the brain in some cases. ...Read more

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What is dandy-walker syndrome like?

What is dandy-walker syndrome like?

Brain Disorder: Dandy-walker syndrome is a neurological condition that occurs when part of the brain (the cerebellum) does not properly develop. This part of the brain helps to control movements as well as reflexes and perhaps some reflexive emotional responses as well. It can exist in mild to severe forms. For more info see http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/dandywalker/dandywalker. Htm. ...Read more

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How can people become walkers/zombies?

How can people become walkers/zombies?

Experts agree...: The classical transmission vector is, naturally, being bitten by an infected individual. ...Read more

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Can you suddenly turn into a sleep walker?

Can you suddenly turn into a sleep walker?

Yes: Sleep walking has genetic predisposition but is also sensitive to triggering factors, such as sleep deprivation / tired. Since having brand new sleep walking in adulthood is less common, it will be good idea to see a doctor to make sure your new sleep walking is not caused by seizure disorder or medication. ...Read more

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