Walkers, and Why We Didn’t Use Them

Emery and Elijah were both early walkers. Elijah started around 9.5 months and Emery started around 10.5 months. They rolled over at 3 months, and started crawling at 5 and 6 months along with sitting up on their own. They started cruising along the furniture as soon as they could crawl, and the thought came to mind “should we buy them walkers?”

Our twins have always been little explorers so why not? Why not get them something the can explore more with? After doing some research online I found that walkers are not the best idea.

Here are a couple of articles that I found with helpful information on why you SHOULDN’T use baby walkers:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/expert-answers/baby-walkers/faq-20058263

https://www.mamanatural.com/baby-walkers/

Not only are walkers very unsafe, but they also don’t help your baby learn how to walk any sooner. I like to think that the reason why our twins learned how to walk so early was because we gave them freedom to explore and learn how to use their bodies. We used a doorframe jumper a couple of times and our kids loved it, but we felt that they loved the freedom of roaming around even more.

We also bought them these cute little lion seats that they could sit up in. I would put them in them for maybe 20 minutes max while I showered or cleaned up around the house. They were also used when our twins started on solid foods! Thanks to that little tray, and removable seat covers, they could get as messy as they wanted!

You can purchase it here:

Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat with Tray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LNTRGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_R2kwCb51FG761

There are also little jumpers that sit on the floor that they can bounce in and other little activity centers where the seats turn, and are full of a million fun little toys, and sound makers!

Here are a few you can purchase on Amazon:

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LXQVA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UblwCbMAPFWTM

Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Sit-to-Stand Activity Center, Spin ‘n Play Safari https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072FKR7KJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yclwCbTPE7WGS

Evenflo ExerSaucer Double Fun Saucer, Bumbly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GNB4HP4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CelwCbE9WA6NV

If you want to use baby walkers, please make sure you research and read the warnings before hand. Maybe think about letting your baby be free, and learn how to explore on their own! Let them play in that cupboard full of Tupperware or let them find that big mixing bowl to bang on. Not restricting your child helps their imaginations grow, and helps their motor skills develope. It’s all about learning and having fun in this stage of life!

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