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What’s the outcome?
Besides the added dangers of moving faster, falling farther and reaching higher, babies who
use walkers learn to crawl, stand and walk later than they would have otherwise, and
continue to show delayed motor development for months after they have learned to walk.
The delay seems to be a little more than three days for every 24 hours of total walker use.
But the biggest delays – and the biggest surprise to many parents – are delays in mental
development and lower scores on mental developmental testing, still present 10 months
after initial walker use.
Stationary activity centers for babies can provide many of the benefits parents are loo...
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This document was uploaded on 01/30/2014.
- Winter '14
- Developmental Psychology