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When i can put my babies on the walker they are now six months?

When i can put my babies on the walker they are now six months?

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 care for walkers because they allow your child to be more mobile than their bodies are ready for. They can get away from you and hurt themselves before you know it. ...Read more

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Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

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 toes. There are different causes ranging from twisted ankles or feet at birth to hips that grew onward at an older age. ...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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Can Dandy Walker Syndrome become worse in late adulthood when already diagnosis as an infant?

Can Dandy Walker Syndrome become worse in late adulthood when already diagnosis as an infant?

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. These patients have a broad range of neuro abnormalities so generalizations for a particular patient aren't much help, ...Read more

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Is it right or wrong to use walkers for infants ? Does it help infant to walk or harmful? I have eight months infant , can I use it?

Is it right or wrong to use walkers for infants ? Does it help infant to walk or harmful? I have eight months infant , can I use it?

Don't: When we artificially place an infant upright, we decrease their drive to learn to do so on their own, and may delay walking slightly. Walkers and exercise saucers can also lead to weaker back muscles. ...Read more

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Is it true that babies should only use baby walkers if they are wearing shoes?

Is it true that babies should only use baby walkers if they are wearing shoes?

No walker at all: I never recommend walkers at all.About 1/3 of kids in them will suffer a fall accompanied by a head injury.They may offer an easy source of entertainment and or ease baby monitoring, but a playpen is safer and doesn't increase injury risk. ...Read more

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I am extremely concerned about my infant baby develop small bruises on her back and stomach since she is now mobilizing in her baby walker.?

I am extremely concerned about my infant baby develop small bruises on her back and stomach since she is now mobilizing in her baby walker.?

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 recommended because they cause injuries. ...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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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

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Why do they put tennis balls on some walkers?

To increase friction: They can be helpful to increase friction and to decrease chances of slips and falls. ...Read more