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posted on 2019-11-22, 16:49 authored by Adrian Murphy, Alf J. Nicholson

In countries where baby walkers are used there has long been controversy about their risks and benefits. Baby walkers are a non-essential nursery product made of a seat surrounded by a rigid frame which is set on wheels. Most walkers also have a tray with toys or rattles attached, and many can be compacted for portability. Parents give various reasons for using walkers – to keep the infant quiet and happy, to encourage mobility and provide exercise, and to hold the infant during feeding. In the United Kingdom, baby walkers are used by over 50% of infants.



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Murphy A, Nicholson AJ. Baby walkers in Europe--time to consider a ban. Irish Medial Journal. 2011;104(3):69.

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  • Paediatrics