Baby walkers - parents are you putting your infants at risk?
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Apparently, the hospital found that babies who used walkers scored lower on locomotive development tests than babies who did not use walkers.
Furthermore, use of a baby walker puts a baby at increased risk of injury, which "almost always occur to the head," the study wrote. It went on to say "given the high rate of injuries combined with their lack of tangible benefit for child-rearing, and the wide availability of safer alternatives, we question why they are allowed to be sold at all."
I read this article with interest and should imagine that the report is very worrying for parents who put their babies in walkers thinking they are safe and who believe that they are actively encouraging mobility and promoting exercise.
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