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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
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 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
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
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?
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.?
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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