There is absolutely no reason to force your child into a walker- she will learn to walk on her own,when she is ready. 8 months is actually a little soon to expect a baby to walk.. In fact, physically, their legs are not quite strong enough to support their bodies.. This is why crawling to walking is encouraged (although not necessary)..
Walkers do not teach children to bear weight on their legs.. They just sit and roll, pushing with their feet.. You'd be best to just take her cues and allow her the freedom to learn on her own.
at 3:49 PM on Jan. 1, 2009