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Community Level 5kimp123

kimp123

It's A Balancing Act.

AdvantagesAn extra form of entertainment for baby.

DisadvantagesCan be dangerous.

"...a baby walker from another member of my family, it was fairly old and very basic. I used it briefly, but then decided to replace it because it seemed to small for my, quite, big baby. The seat appeared uncomfortable and my baby's feet were folded awkwardly. I replaced it with a new Go-Slo Exerciser from Mothercare (perhaps a better name than 'walker'). In my opinion, this one is a much safer design. As the name suggest, the wheels are 'go slow', ..." Read review
24.10.2005

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5chrissiepops

chrissiepops

Be Very careful with babywalkers

Advantageskeeps them occupied for a short space of time

Disadvantagesaccidents

"What are they? A traditional baby walker is a seat with a tray that is cradled in support frame which is on wheels. These can be used after 6 months of age when baby has good strong neck and back muscles. There are lots of designs on the market. All of them are fully adjustable frame, so nipper can reach the floor. Some have a tray on them with activities on them and some have a plain tray for eating. Other baby walkers include "Push around" toys ..." Read review
20.02.2001

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Community Level 5sam123

sam123

Keep the baby safe

Advantagescan aid the child

Disadvantagessafety

"My cousin is at that stage where she can go in a baby walker and it’s an exciting time for all of us, to see her stand up, with the aid of the baby walker is really good. She can sit on it and play with the toys assembled at the top. All parents should make sure the baby walker is safe, and any toys at the top can not be taken of and put in the mouth. It’s normal practice that babies push there feet backwards and go backwards when ..." Read review
08.05.2001

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Community Level 2fem33mids

fem33mids

liberate your baby

Advantagesliberate your baby

Disadvantagesbad press

"As a nursery equipment retailer im sick of bad press about walkers,I'm also a mum to a 2 year old who recieved his walker off santa when he was 5 months old. He was soon doing 0-60 and working out which button did what on the electronic play tray i hummed the tune for weeks!!!It not only benefited him because he was totally fed up of being left on a rug or propped up against the settee but my hard working mum was also left free to peel her spuds while ..." Read review
14.12.2000

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Community Level 4Cici_Ying

Cici_Ying

Are They Safe

AdvantagesIndependence for the Baby

DisadvantagesNo Safety Reins

"I purchased one of these when my little boy was 6 months old which is the recommended age as by then most babies could hold their own head up. I used to use a bouncer but he always wanted to get out so I bought one of these to let him start exploring things himself! There are so many in the market at the moment that it can be quite hard to choose which one to go for as most have pretty designs and look quite similar. The prices can range from about ..." Read review
14.05.2003

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Community Level 2deeleybopper

deeleybopper

just going to balance this up (don't hate me)

Advantagesdoes get your baby moving

DisadvantagesThere is a possibility it may lead to other problems later

"not going for the popular vote here i guess, but just felt in the interests of a balanced review page, it was important to show that baby walkers are not always the best thing. I have a son who is a year old - he was over 9 weeks premature and hs development is closely followed by a consultant and a physio...and this is where my extra info comes in. and no, it doesn't involve walkers flying down stairs! I too appreciate all the above comments ..." Read review
02.05.2005

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Community Level 5hollywoodmum

Quick review of Member Advice on Baby Walkers

"Baby walkers are brilliant as long as there is proper supervision. If they wee that bad they would be outlawed and people wouldn't be able to buy then. All 3 of my kids have had walkers and none of themhave come to any harm or even had any minor accidents in them. In my opinion it's stupid parents that cause the baby walker related accidents not the actual walkers.
26.07.2007

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Community Level 1donnano1

donnano1

Brilliant

AdvantagesKeeps them occupied.

DisadvantagesCan't think of any.

"With my second child, he wanted to be up seeing what was happening, and also whenever I left him lying on the mat on the floor his big sister would come and treat him like a dolly! - take his clothes off, sit on him, etc!! I decided that the walker would be the best, even although there has been adverse opinions about it. My sister used it with her 5 and they were fine. I got one from ToysRUs and it has been excellent - he loves it, and it means ..." Read review
14.11.2000

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Community Level 1moodmooner

moodmooner

walk your baby

Advantagesgreat

Disadvantagesn/a

"You can actually walk your baby safely and try to get it walking earlier. This can lead to a more independant toddler, and a healthier baby. This is great for all those parents out there who want their children to be the next tim henman (well, maybe not) or Pete Sampras (you can tell I like tennis) The walker comprises of strong strings attached to a bar, and the strings attach to beneath your babies arms (in the armpits). This makes the baby very ..." Read review
22.12.2002

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Community Level 3Biffa

Biffa

help or hinderance?

Advantagescan help little ones find their legs

Disadvantagesones with wheels are potentially dangerous

"Let's face it, baby walkers are good, in that you can put baby in and let them get used to walking, but I honestly think that the walkers with wheels where you sit your child inside and let them run around the house bumping into things are dangerous. They can tip over quite easily and I'm not convinced that they're the best option. When our eldest daughter was about 4 months old, we were given a walker with a difference. Instead of being the ..." Read review
13.09.2000

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Community Level 3moonlightm...

moonlightmist

A opinion on baby walkers in general...............

AdvantagesKnow where they are all the time..........................

DisadvantagesNot sure............................

"I have been told by my Health visitor that baby walkers are no good for children. As it stops them from walking and crawling and too many accidents happen. But the way i see it accidents can happen in anything and on anything, just have to keep close eye on kids anyway, which most caring mums do because i do. Stopping them from walking and crawling is rubbish, my son is 10 mths and is crawling and pulling himself on furniture, he is even trying ..." Read review
14.09.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful



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