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When Can I Put My Baby In A Walker
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No. : The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using walkers because they can discourage your child from learning to walk on his own, but also because they can be dangerous. Thousands of babies end up in emergency rooms from falling down stairs or bumping into furniture while in a walker. And studies have shown that babies in walkers learn to walk about 1 month later than those who don't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 4 months. Can she start using a walker/bouncer? She has good head control and can sit supported.
When able to sit up: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read more
The mfm thinks my baby might have dandy walker. I really need someone to explain it to me. I am really confused.?
Brain problem: This is a brain malformation that can be quite serious. It involves extra fluid in the back of the brain. This fluid can cause pressure and impede the growth of the rest of the brain during development. Many babies may need surgery after birth to re-route the extra fluid to avoid further problems. Follow your mfm's advice for close monitoring. ...Read more
No: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Walkerwhy would a doc say that my dauggtdaughters baby had a dandy walker variant but it was normal and baby is healthy?
It's the mildest of : The 3 types of dandy-walker, but it does mean that fetal brain development was not " normal.". Before fetal ultrasounds it was often missed until/unless the affected person had a learning disability or other symptoms. Gently suggest to your daughter that she request review of the fus by a pediatric neurosurgeon & referral to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist & a prenatal genetic counselor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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