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.;