Why WALKERS are banned in many countries?

Moms of this generation are the best of all, We all read, research and then buy things for the little ones. Be it a simple teether or a cycle, We look if its BFA free, biodegradable,safety locks and what not.. Every mother gets anxious when the bubs turn 8 months and not started walking, We have few elders at home who will say " My son walked at 6 months and I walked at 2 months" duhhhhh. And the first thing comes into our mind is "WALKERS". At times these walkers make our life easy because the bubs are caged in this, roams and we can do our work aarmse... without realizing what bad impact its going to leave.; The recent trend is the Round walkers but these are banned in many countries for many safety reasons. Lets see why we should not buy this...;

1. This gives unnecessary access to many areas inside the house including Kitchen , The Kitchen should be " The Banned area" for the bubs, fire , oil, masalas lot of dangerous items inside the kitchen.;

2. It gives unnecessary pressure on their tiny legs.

3. If a 9 month old can walk 2 steps, the walkers let them take 10 steps at a time, Imagine the pressure on those tiny legs and pelvic area.

4. Walkers are accident prone, Baby might slip and fall off and hurt.;

5. Babies who starts walking with the help of walkers tends to fall off quite often when they are walking without one.;

6. With few babies it delays walking but lot of; babies walk early but walking early is no achievement , One fine day every baby will walk.;

Is Walker really necessary?;

NO it isn't, Babies can hold any furniture and start cruising , The ideal age to walk is 1 year, Few may do it early and few later but no baby is late here. 18 months is the time line, If they are not; walking beyond 18 months then we need to consult Pediatrician and raise our concern.;

Can we Introduce Traditional Trio wheels walker?

Yes you can, these are available in wood and plastic as well but remember these are also not mandatory. Walking is a natural process and it will happen on its own .;

There are few things which might not encourage babies to walk... Atarah started cruising when she turned 10 months , So I was confident that she will walk by 1 but I was wrong. Her cousin pushed her down twice or thrice and it scared her a lot. She stopped getting up also, It took 2 months for her to loose that fear. One fine day she started walking but her nanny irritated her by asking her to take few more steps " Take few more steps and come to me , then only I will give you the ball".; She fell down in this process and was adamant that she will not walk. It further delayed her walking.; Babies will walk only when they wants to, on their own time and not according to our time. So never force them, You do not have to train them and above all trust your babies and do not get paranoid.;

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I agree this the most needed information

Very nice informative post Rebecca Prakash 👍👍👍 ....also add another point ... Baby's who walk with walker have weakly developed thigh muscles and bone and are prone to weak leg strength in the future.... But have better developed calf muscles and bones which doesn't allow the body weight to be distributed equally on the whole leg causing problems on adult age ...

Mahima Atishaya very important point. Thx for adding.

Thnq so much 🤗🤗....👍👍

So a Walker of any kind is not advisable?

Madhu Joshi the traditional walker can be given. It's up to you. No harm in that unlike round walkers.

The last few lines are so relatable. And this post is a great piece of information.

Omg I so wish I could like this post multiple times!!! When my Mokshitha was 9 months since then I used to hear pretty much everyday... Is she still not walking? Why don't you give her a walker? She started walking late, in around 15 months or so, due to which there was constant nagging from friends n family. Most ppl had given walkers to their kids, n used to advocate them. I was told that her leg muscles are weak that's why she isn't walking. I used to retaliate... Why do you want to put pressure on her weak muscles then? She used to walk with support, so I wasn't worried much. One fine day she took her baby steps without support and I was overwhelmed!! Each kid has their own pace at which they learn things..we can only help them to learn, not MAKE them learn.

Agreed! Very much needed one

Sonam patel who can understand this better.. than u. Their wish.period.

Akanksha Bhuri I know how it is. Atarah too walked when she completed 15 months , the mockery still continues. Now when she runs here and there my mil would say " see she was not walking till 15 months and now she is running " i mean is 15 months late?

Very informative post n much needed by mothers who asked about the use of walkers n thanks for sharing it

Thanks Sania Ji

Thanks for this important post

Informative post dr.

Saving this post !!

At my house my relatives are more concerned about my baby than me that he should walk early, go get walker and all.stuff.

Priti Thakur he he true they will have lot of stories to say.

Thankyou mommies

Very informative post... thank you Rebecca...

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