In reality, extra care is needed when your baby is in a walker. Walkers won't help your baby learn to walk. Using one too much may even delay her development slightly. Your baby needs to learn to roll, crawl, sit and to play on the floor, in order to reach her developmental milestones.
Keeping this in consideration, what age can you put a baby in a walker?
At the minimum, a baby must be able to hold his head up steadily and have his feet touch the floor to use a walker. Walkers are designed for use by infants between the ages of 4 and 16 months, according to Consumer Reports, and children who can already walk should not use them.
Do baby walkers affect development?
Because of this physical need, baby walkers may cause delays in a child's ability to walk, crawl and balance. In addition, DynamicChiropractic.com warns that a baby walker may cause spinal development complications, such as asymmetry of the spine or even an imbalance of the muscles.
Are baby walkers safe?
Walkers are a leading cause of injuries in babies, so health and safety experts strongly discourage their use. While in walkers, babies can roll into hot stoves, heaters, and pools. In fact, falling down stairs is one of the most common injuries from walkers.