Using walker for toddlers

Discussion in 'Toddlers' started by Alexandoy, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Active Member

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    It is called walker here. It is like a seat with wheels where the toddlers can use to prop himself and learn how to walk. But in my experience with walkers, it is not a good equipment or whatever you call it, to teach the toddler to walk because it only causes accidents. The toddler becomes confident that he would be running without direction and will more likely suffer a crash or a fall.
     
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  2. iamawriter

    iamawriter Active Member

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    The child needs to be supervised with such gadgets as it can cause accidents. Actually a child does not need a walker. It toddles on its own and again ofcourse with supervision. Watching the child toddle is the best scene a mother could experience.


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  3. Mika

    Mika Active Member

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    I agree with @Alexandoy that walker is not one good way of teaching a toddler how to walk without proper supervision but lately they have come up with innovative items which are absolutely safe . Some toddlers even and have fun and engaged with them while parents can keep a watch even from a distance. Image source my personal images
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  4. Cara

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    I recommends against using walkers not only because they can discourage your child from learning to walk on his own, but also because it can be dangerous.
     
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  5. Elsa

    Elsa Starlight Baby Employee Staff Member

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    Yes, I guess manufacturers have made changes to walker designs. Hopefully, they are safer to use now. Still, no matter how safe they get, no parent should ever leave a child alone in a walker because as Alexandoy said, they could run in any direction and could crash/fall.
     
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    Elsa Starlight Baby Employee Staff Member

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