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Are baby walkers out of style?

I'm starting to shop around for a walker for my daughter and the selection at any store is just horrible. It seems like it's all about the bouncers now. Are they the replacements or is some people buying both? I am not planning on doing that but I want the most beneficial for my baby.

 
Anna-Chubaby

Asked by Anna-Chubaby at 3:45 PM on Mar. 26, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not only are they out of style, the American Academy of Pediatrics says they can be deadly. And they do not assist with walking; they can even delay it.

    Best benefit for your child? Neither walker or bouncer but a sling so you can be on the go with baby.

    That said... we had an exersaucer back in the day.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:00 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Many parents use baby walkers to give their their children exercise. Unfortunately new research from of New York at Buffalo and Case Western Reserve University indicates that rather than helping these devices may slow the development of infants, particularly in their development of skills like sitting upright, crawling and walking
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 3:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • reserch that has shown baby walkers are not good for baby . so i personal dont own one
    so now everyone uses bouncers are there better for babys
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 3:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Nobody really uses them anymore. I remember when my kids were babies I read article after article talking about how much of a safety hazard they are, so we didn't get one. I don't feel like we missed out or anything.
    If you feel like you really want one, I'm sure someone is still making them...you just may have to look around a little harder. Good luck.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 3:55 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • I did not have one for my son. i did not knowthey still made them
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 3:50 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Yeah they are, because they are unsafe and not helpful in the development of the baby. The ones where the babies stand up and push are much better.

    banana-bear

    Answer by banana-bear at 4:26 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • i'm not really sure but they do have a couple of cute ones on overstock.com
    mamawilbur

    Answer by mamawilbur at 3:46 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • i dont here much about them nemore. my son had something like a walker but it didnt move he just sat in and it had springs to jump. he didnt care for it much though
    kimsmith22

    Answer by kimsmith22 at 4:09 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • I used to have a bouncer (DD is too big now), I have a walker (she loves it), and I'm planning on getting an exersaucer (sp?).
    JustCantWait88

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 5:22 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Oh, walmart.com has a great selection...I have a hard time finding cute ones in stores too.
    JustCantWait88

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 5:23 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

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