Why walkers are not recommended? Baby walkers are considered unsafe because they move very quickly. Your baby is also taller when upright in a walker and can reach things they usually don’t have access to. Potential dangers include: falling down steps or stairs.
At what age is it safe to put a baby in a walker? Walkers are usually designed for babies between the ages of 4 to 16 months. Apart from this, the baby needs to be able to hold his head up quite steadily and have his feet touch the floor when placed in the walker, to be able to use it.
Do baby walkers affect development? They slow down development
The explanation is this: babies get to walk by observing and understanding how their feet and legs move. But the trays of the walkers block their vision. Also, it can develop unusual movement patterns and delay muscles control because it allows them to walk before their muscles are ready.
Why did they stop making baby walkers? This madness has got to stop. At this time, Greinstein’s bill does not have a sponsor. But pediatricians back Greenstein’s call to ban baby walkers. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended a “ban on the manufacture and sale of mobile infant walkers” decades ago due to numerous injuries and deaths.