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:
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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.(=