Baby Walker Alternatives
Although baby walkers may seem like a good idea, the American Academy of Pediatrics says they are never safe to use. Most injuries caused by walkers occur while adults are watching, because a child in a walker can move so quickly. Instead of a walker, try one of these safer alternatives:
Stationary walkers rotate, tip and bounce, but have no wheels, so the child remains in one spot.
Playpens offer a safe spot for a child to learn to sit, crawl or walk.
High chairs give an older youngster a fun place to play with toys.
March 21, 2017
American Academy of Pediatrics
Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN,Lambert, J.G. M.D.