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Which Walker is easy to use and good for storage? We want a walker that is not enormous.

Posted anonymously, 15th July 2015

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  • Walkers, Jolly Jumpers, Jumperoos etc are not only dangerous – they actually delay walking. Let your kids get around barefoot in a safe space instead. I never use any of those things and my 2 eldest children walked unaided at 9 months and 8 months.

  • We had a jumperoo at first which he loved but as soon as he started to crawl we brought a steelcraft car walker to contain / let him explore.

  • We used a fisher price walker that was from target it’s not too big and didn’t cost too much either :)

  • I know it’s old, but I reckon Steelcraft is the best manufacturer of baby products. You’ll be going to find a small walker though. They come with all sorts of attachments to keep baby entertained.

  • We had a great Jolly Jumper, try that perhaps.

  • yeah everyone recommends against walkers. if you use one, supervise and no worries. We have used the cart-like toys and jolly jumper- they love it

  • A baby should always crawl first before walking or being put in a walker as it strengthens the back muscles (that is professional medical advice). A walker must have sturdy back support. Make sure there is no access to steps, uneven surfaces – they can easily topple over. Also bear in mind that you need to ensure that they can get the wheels cannot get trapped in around or under furniture.

  • Good tip and advice BellaB.

  • I’d check the “Choice” website, because I understand that walkers can be quite dangerous.

  • Jolly Jumpers are good with supervision.

  • Agree… Don’t think walkers are all that beneficial.
    I found the jolly Jumper helped my bubs both find and strengthen their feet. Then it’s about pulling themselves up to things (coffee tables and things of that height). Then they cruise around holding on to something till practiced enough to let go and take their first step!

    It’s a very exciting time x

  • I was recommended to get a push cart rather than a walker (I had both 2nd hand) . The recommendation was based around the child shouldn’t be in a position that is unnatural to them – ie if they can’t stand they shouldn’t be in a toy that props them up to a standing position. Anything in moderation though as long as they aren’t left in the walker too long and ensure their feetbare flat on the floor so they develop leg not just calf muscles as they would if they are walkingmon tippy toes.

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