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what age should i buy a walker for my 5mth old

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on Nov. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You shouldn't buy one that your kid sits in and walks, they are considered dangerous. As far as the push walkers, I would say about the same age they start crawling, so 6-9 months or so, depending on when your kid starts crawling..

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • ummm., DON'T.

    get a bouncer or a saucer.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Babies don't need bouncers or saucers. They aren't good for development.

    Answer by Gailll at 8:22 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Babies may not need bouncers or saucers but they sure handy when you're cooking and they are watching from a safe distance. Babies don't need a lot of things but we have them anyway. I don't think they hurt with development, unless you use it all the time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Babies don't NEED most of the things we buy for them. But they do enjoy them!
    I agree - walkers aren't safe. I would recommend a exersaucer or bouncer - my dd is 6 months old and loves both.

    Answer by stepmom929 at 10:09 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • i brought my DD a walker last week, as soon as she started pulling herself up on stuff. Shes 9 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • do NOT get a WALKER! an exersaucer is awesome or a toy that they can pull up and push using balance. a walker and bow a kids legs. you can get exersaucers that will have a stationary leg and then your kid and walk in a circle. dont leave them in more than half an hour at a time.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:27 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against walkers. They don't help babies walk, and they can lead to injuries and even death.

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:29 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

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