Is baby walker good for baby? – we are in the midst of decision

Hmm, we are actually planning to buy an infant walker for Sophie since she has shown some move up progress, meaning she has ready to stand on her feet (but she still supports her hands to other things around for this move up job). Apparently, I noted baby walker is not a good solution to develop baby’s gross motor skill as many experts said the way a child sits in walker is not good for their spine. Additionally majority therapists and pediatrician were very against walkers. They said by using a walker, a baby could develop all the wrong types of muscles. Other than that walker would delay the steps forward action because babies use different muscles when “walking” in a walker which is extra harm for their brains development. Below is several information that I found while googling tips about baby walker:

The desired infant walker~My Dear brand~ attached with baby step

Question: Is baby walker good for baby?

Experts agree: there is no type of infant walker with wheels that is safe, and parents should avoid them altogether.

A walker is a seat suspended on a circular frame with wheels. Ideally, your child would sit with her feet just touching the floor and be able to get around with little effort. It was once thought that a walker would encourage your child to walk (hence the name) and be a safe place for your child to stay. Unfortunately, neither is true.

Thousands of children per year are injured when their walkers turn over an object or small toy and they spill out onto the floor, down the stairs, or into a pool. The walker also allows the child to travel to places where you might not expect your child to be, such as near a hot stove. Fractures of the skull, arms, and legs as well as burns and cuts have been associated with the use of infant walkers.

The muscles used by a baby to move in an infant walker are different than those used to walk. The movement skills acquired in the walker are not very useful in learning to walk out of the walker. Also, in a walker a baby cannot learn the balance skills needed to walk without assistance and he may not have the motivation to learn mobility when he’s received it from a walker.

As dual working parents, we had to have a walker. It seemed like an essential thing to have because lately it’s a no-no time for us to 100% look after Sophie. Moreover, she is so super active now! I got many things to handle after back from work (I am semi-full housewife).We don’t have a bibik but only temporary nanny. I believe having a walker will be a destruction if we fully depending on it for our baby to moving around. Work wise, it truly accommodates my time to prepare the housework, even rushing to toilet or perform prayer.

I found pro and cons upon buying this item. But, I take the positive side which means, yes we gonna buy it but we are not going to put Sophie in very long duration. 10-15 minutes sort off, will be enough. Hopefully, this is the wisest decision for the sake of our baby’s life.

Sophie, mama trust you can learn walking by yourself! A walker is just a bonus item for you to achieve your goal.(=

10 Responses to “Is baby walker good for baby? – we are in the midst of decision”

  1. 1 baba si ensem
    March 23, 2009 at 7:40 am

    hmm, a walk to remember. Sayang manyak2 sophie baba e2 walaupon kengkadang dia tido lewat mlm…😛

  2. 3 baba si ensem
    March 23, 2009 at 7:41 am

    mama baby walker nie lei transformkan dari walker ke..???

  3. March 25, 2009 at 11:56 am

    aik.. sesi komen mengkomen dari mama babah? huhu..
    adapun menurut pengalaman hamba yang berberadik 9 orang, bersengkang mata siang dan malam menjaga adik-adik semasa dari lahir dulu, hehe..
    “walker mungkin boleh dijadikan bahan/ perantara yg membantu anak kita lebih cepat berjalan, namun adakalanya ia memberi bahaya dan mudarat jika tidak diberi perhatian, di bimbangi jatuh tergolek di tangga, toilet, dapur atau kemungkinan dia akan mencapai alas meja yang ada pelbagai jenis lauk panas di atasnya”
    hehe.. pendek kata, what ever type of walker sophie will ride, make sure mama and babah take care of her very-very much.. may allah bless both of you..

  4. March 31, 2009 at 7:21 am

    This blog’s great!! Thanks:).

  5. April 1, 2009 at 2:44 am

    wah pakar kaunselor nih..heheh..tahnks hana..akak dah beli walker for Sophie..tgk la tgk la..heheh

  6. 8 laura
    January 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    hello my name is laura and i’m looking for that walker where can a buy it is for my special need son he is 2 years old.

    • February 4, 2010 at 6:22 am

      Hi Laura,

      Sorry for this late reply. I’ve moved to a blogspot..please feel free to visit.

      wow, you son is 2 years old already..Hopefully he doesn’t need this.. I’m sorry if i have to ask you, can he walk?

      but if you wosh to buy this kind of walker, please google about MY dear walker..hope you find it.. =)

      Thanks for ur visit.

  7. June 5, 2010 at 11:54 am

    this is good for child.child will comfortable for child

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