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Post by angelbaby1 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:59 am

Are they recommended or not? I keep finding mixed reviews on them and DS's childminder wants him to go in one there but I'm sure I've heard that they're not recommended Question

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Post by manda+boys on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:54 am

I think people say they delay walking but thomas had one and walked at 9 months, franky never and dint walk till he was 18 months lol.
Just be carefull if their are stairs ect

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Post by Cupcake sparkles on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:19 pm

I think safety is one of the big worries too. I've been given one though, so I'll let him use it if he likes it.

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Post by Jaded Diamond on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:42 pm

Henry loved his when he couldn't stand on his own but was getting used to using his legs.
In your house he'd be fine in it with all your stairgates & stuff x
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Post by duracell on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:23 pm

it's not just safety (thought that's a biggie!)...Paed Physios say it can damage their hips.
They can also make walking happen earlier which is an issue (rather than delaying). If a baby/child skips steps in crawling/walking etc it can (read not always!) cause spacial (sp?) awareness issues and attention/behaviourial problems later on (ages 5-11).
My OH's half nephew has this (dysphaxia - sp!).

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Post by angelbaby1 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:55 am

Thanks for replies x

Jd his childminder wants him to have one at her house so wouldn't be for mine. Think am going to say no though x

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Re: Baby walkers

Post by nessie4 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:26 am

Ava had a walker though it was quite bulky so she never managed to walk in it, i only ever used it for when i was cooking to entertain Ava and keep her safe. Me and my 3brothers all had walkers, none of us ever suffered any ill effects from it

duracell wrote:it's not just safety (thought that's a biggie!)...Paed Physios say it can damage their hips.
They can also make walking happen earlier which is an issue (rather than delaying). If a baby/child skips steps in crawling/walking etc it can (read not always!) cause spacial (sp?) awareness issues and attention/behaviourial problems later on (ages 5-11).
My OH's half nephew has this (dysphaxia - sp!).

Have you got any links to research etc on this? only i havnt heard of this and google isnt giving much info. Im not doubting you i just find it a bit surprising there is a link when lots of babies skip steps naturally.

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