Mommy life

Yamilex - posted on 02/05/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

2

0

1

What month is it ok for my babygirl to start using her walker she is only 2 months but she is very active and puts her head very straight

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Jodi - posted on 02/06/2015

3,562

36

3907

Walkers have actually been shown to DELAY development in a child. Children who use walkers, in general, walk later that children who don't. The reason being is that they are not going through the development of the muscular functions needed to learn to walk - they are spending less time on the floor having tummy time, learning to crawl, and so on. Yes, they DO end up learning these things, but it is slightly delayed.

Here are a couple of articles to read so you can make a more informed decision about whether you use one or not and how you use it. As long as you go into it understanding that a walker does not, in any way, benefit your child or actually help them learn to walk.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2...

http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/0...

Either way, 2 months old is too young to use one. It would also potentially be problematic for the spine, as your 2 month old would still be slumping when placed in position.

4 Comments

View replies by

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/05/2015

21,273

9

3058

Usually about 5-6 months old or more. Her head migh be strong, but I gaurantee she does not have full head control to support her head for extended periods of time. Also, her feet would not even touch the ground.

Best thing? Tummy time.

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2015

10,415

0

26

Actual walkers that move about are not manufactured in the US anyone because so many kids have been hurt or killed in accidents involving walkers. An exer-saucer is a safer choice, but the same age recommendation applies; 5 months.

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2015

3,880

14

1082

Usually around 5 to 6 months for the walker. Right now she does not have enough muscle strength in her body to support herself in that position.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms