In this article, we will share with you about the using a baby walker beneficial or harmful? According to the research we have done, we should say at the very beginning of our article that we do not recommend the use of walkers for babies. In fact, we do not recommend the use of walkers for babies of any age. Let’s get to the reasons for this.
First of all, let me state this. Your baby’s use of a walker does not have any accelerating effect on his/her walking start. At the same time, as a result of some studies, the following result emerged; Did you know that the biggest cause of head trauma in babies in the first 12 months is walker accidents? Let’s reiterate that walkers for babies can reach any place around or in the room uncontrollably and drop something on their head on the table, reach something dangerous in the kitchen, or reach a different object and cause some troubles that you may not think of but can get them into trouble, and it is not recommended because it allows uncontrolled circulation.
It is not only possible for babies to walk around uncontrollably, but also to fall from the walker due to the carpet on the floor where the walker is used, or the protrusions and objects that can catch the feet of the walker. Although this problem is taken into account by the manufacturers, some products may still not fully protect your babies. However, the main thing we need to mention here is that babies are uncontrolled on the table, etc. reaching places and dropping objects on their heads, hitting them left and right uncontrollably.
In addition, since baby walkers do not support a certain procedure related to the sitting position in infants, it may cause diseases that may occur more clearly in the future age group, which we call kyphosis scoliosis, curvature of the spine.
The reason why we do not recommend baby walkers is that babies do not walk themselves while sitting on the walker, they only cause a self-propulsion movement. Your baby does not support walking, but also supports toe walking.
At the same time, partial deformations that may occur in the hip structures may cause your baby to experience different problems related to the hips in later years. For this reason, we do not recommend using a walker in any way, whether you have a boy or a girl.
Well, if you say what we can do the easiest to walk our baby, you can do walking training by holding your baby’s hands. You can support the armpit and support him to walk slowly. In the same way, there is no problem in using bouncing toys that will prevent your baby from moving freely in the room, or using playgrounds that combine in a certain area but support standing.
So, are baby walkers useless? Of course, there are some minor benefits as well. For example, your baby may enjoy being on a walker, provided you are completely under your control. Or, if you have your baby sitting on the walker while you prepare the meal in the kitchen and your eyes will be on your baby, you can prepare the meal while your baby is sitting there. These examples can be increased. However, we do not recommend that your baby spend a long time on the walker.
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