There is a misconception that baby walkers are only dangerous in the home if there are stairs. But that is not the only danger tied with baby walkers. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called for a ban on all baby walkers throughout the United States, and for good reason.
- Yes, if there are stairs in the home, even if it is a small staircase of one or two stairs, a child can be seriously injured if they roll down them.
- In a walker, a child can move surprisingly fast! Before you know it, they are on the other side of the room grabbing something that could injure them.
- This goes hand in hand with the first two points. If a baby is outside in a walker, they can very quickly reach a pool or other body of water.
- In a walker, a child can reach higher than normal, and could pull something off a shelf they normally would be unable to reach.
- It has been shown that children who use walkers learn to walk later in life then those that don’t. With a walker, a child is not developing the muscles needed to walk on their own and has no desire to try.
Instead of a walker, consider a stationary activity center, play pen, or push toy.
Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care has 12 locations in Texas. We are happy to announce that we will be opening a location in New Braunfels this summer, located at 312 FM 306, New Braunfels TX, 78130
We are open from 9am–9pm Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm on Sat., and 10am-6pm on Sun. For more information, please call 210.543.7334. We welcome walk-ins, accept most insurance plans and are proud to be accredited by the Urgent Care Association!