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Kylie Jenner shared a video of her eight-month-old daughter playing in a bright pink walker sending fans into a frenzy.

While it may look like a fun exercise for babies to learn to walk, Product Safety Australia claims walkers can cause “possible delays in learning to walk when they are frequently used for periods 15 minute or longer”, shares Yahoo 7.

Infants can also suffer serious injuries if they are not supervised properly when using them.

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According to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), more than 200,000 children under the age of 15 months were treated for walker-related injuries between the years 1990 to 2014. Prompting a call to ban the product.

The video of Stormi using the walker was posted to a Kylie fan account, raising concerns with several of Ms Jenner’s fans.


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Safe use

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
  • Always supervise your child in a baby walker. They should always be in reach of an adult who can prevent them accessing hazardous areas.
  • Ensure the baby walker is only used on flat, even and safe surfaces to avoid falling or tipping over.
  • Block off access to staircases, steps, kitchens and fireplaces to prevent injuries from falls, burns, electrocution, or sharp objects.
  • Do not place any objects on the baby walker that could cause it to tip over.
  • Do not leave your child in the baby walker for longer than 15 minutes at a time. Overuse can lead to developmental delays when the they are learning to walk.

 

Read more – Call for Ban on Manufacturing and Selling of Baby Walkers


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  • Well obviously the child was being supervised or else the video wouldn’t exist.

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  • Dangerous?!?! I do not think so. As long as appropriate supervision and safety rules are followed, there should be any issues

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  • Some never crawl as such. One of ours slid himself along on his bottom pulling himself along the floor with one hand on the floor and holding a toy in the other hand before he walked. It wasn’t long before he was running everywhere. We had to teach him “no running inside”. The daughter of a friend of ours slid along on their stomach, not up on her knees for awhile before she eventually crawled properly.

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  • I think ‘dangerous’ is a bit of an exaggeration. I never believed in using these as I read about them and the delays to walking that they can cause, etc. but I had a friend who used one and I don’t think they are dangerous as such- no more dangerous to other products where there is a recommendation to not leave a child unsupervised.

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  • It’s not like Stormi was left alone. Someone was clearly filming the whole time. I used a walker when I was little and I also had one for my boys when they were little. Thought it was safer than the bouncer you use in a door frame. Strengthens the legs etc.

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  • wow, this is news to me, all 3 of my boys used walkers and never had any issues learning to walk, they were actually all early to hit that milestone.
    i dont really see the danger unless they aren’t being supervised, common sense is all thats required to keep a little one safe in a walker!

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  • It’s not dangerous if she’s being monitored which she clearly was because someone was taking a photo of her!

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  • Some people are so silly and need to get a social life.

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  • So, we used a baby walker and only and always with supervision. But… if you don’t like what she’s doing, don’t follower her!!!!

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  • I just don’t get the obsession with that family. Who cares!

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  • Yes, they’re dangerous, but plenty of parents manage to use them safely.

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  • Why do people constantly find things to judge celebrities about. Always so easy to cast the first stone!


    • There does seem to be a lot of negativity and judgment towards celebrities and I do not understand it. Seems like such a waste of energy and time!

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  • Can we stop parent shaming? These products haven’t been officially recalled so it isn’t like she went out of her way to source one to hurt her child. Aiming these concerns at the manufacturer’s or safety standard Board’s would be better use of this energy.

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  • My first child now 3, was crawling from 4 months and trying to walk shortly after. We put him in a walker at around 4.5 months and he loved being upright and scooting around. He would try to sweep the floor and actually was walking well before 1. I think all kids are different. My second son now 1 is not yet crawling and does not like being in the walker for long periods of time at all. Only a mother can know what her child needs or is comfortable with because all kids are so vastly different. I can’t imagine having my parenting scrutinised by the world as much as this young mums is.

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  • People need to get a life !
    She was being supervised…
    people are too judgmental these days !!

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