Walkers

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Walkers

Postby shinri » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:21 pm

Hi, I have been advised that using walkers on babies will impede their walking development, however I find using the walker really handy when I'm busy and have to let baby entertain herself.
My baby is 10 months old now, and have not even tried to learn how to stand by holding onto objects.
Is that really due to the cause of using walkers?

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Re: Walkers

Postby SAHM_TAN » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:39 pm

Do u give your bb a chance to walk without walker?

My 2 older kids did use walkers and they are able to walk at about 12mths plus. My no. 3 does not use walker and she's able to walk at about 10/11mos.

I did let my older kids move about without walker to build whatever muscles required for walking and learning to balance.

For bb, it just happen that she does not use the walker, she does walk better without going through the stage of tip-toe walking. Plus she's able to climb onto sofa faster, which is :sweat:

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Re: Walkers

Postby shinri » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:34 am

Occasionally I do try to 'walk' her myself, but she doesn't know how to move her legs forward.
Plus, she's the lazy kind... doesn't even want to crawl.

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Re: Walkers

Postby SAHM_TAN » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:37 pm

When did u start putting her in the walker? My DD1 stopping improving on her crawling skills once she was placed in the walker. F

For all 3 kids, I also do not use the stroller, except for DD1 when I was preg with DS. She had the stroller for about 9mths. Now just waiting for DD2 to be a bit taller before I let her walk in public.

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Re: Walkers

Postby shinri » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:23 pm

Hmmm... I think it was after 6 mths old that we put her in the walker?
However, once she learnt how to sit, we did try to tempt her with toys, to make her want to learn to crawl, but she never did.
I guess it's her lazy nature.. :sweat:

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Re: Walkers

Postby BlurBee » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:46 pm

Dun worry Shinri, some kids will skip the crawling stage & go to walking stage. :lol:

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Re: Walkers

Postby SAHM_TAN » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:54 pm

I think when she's ready to walk she will.

From observing my 3kids, they react to environment and developed accordingly. I don't think the usual milestone chart take into consideration the walker. Don't worry too much.

When my DD1 was older, I did ask her to crawl as a form of exercise.

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Re: Walkers

Postby shinri » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:21 am

ok thanks~

I wished DD wouldn't skip the crawling stage though.
I think it'll be more fun to see her crawling.. and I wouldn't have to keep worrying that she'll fall down from sitting position.
Now, I wish she'll start to walk soon, as I'm so tired of carrying her around.
She's like a medicated plaster lol.

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Re: Walkers

Postby Lynn2010 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:38 am

I agree with SAHM_TAN. They will walk when they are ready.

Both my dds used walkers and they started walking around 11 - 13 mth. Of course you adjust the walker to the appropriate height as if too low, it looks uncomfortable. If too high, they are like floating or ballerina.

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Re: Walkers

Postby Herbie » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:49 am

i understand yr concern i read those report too but anyway my kids did used the walker and they turn out fine.

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