Should I use walking aids, like walkers or push toys, during the transition from crawling to walking?
Asked 7 months ago
My mother inlaw insists I buy a walking ring for my baby but I really don't see the need. She's already cruising successfully and shows no signs of slow development. Alternatively I could get a push-chair. Does anyone have advice? I'm okay with not getting anything as we already getting a stroller trike.
Wednesday, May 03, 2023
There is not a definitive consensus on the usage of walking aids such as walkers or push toys during the crawl-to-walk transition. Some experts think that they can create developmental disorders and postpone walking, while others feel they assist with balance and coordination. It is up to the parent to decide whether or not to employ walking aids during the crawl-to-walk transition. It may not be essential if the little one is already cruising well. If walking assistance is used, it should be appropriate for the child's age and utilised under strict supervision.
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