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.
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.
- 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.
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