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Some use baby walkers almost like pacifiers for the

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Unformatted text preview: me exercise or mobility. Some use baby walkers almost like pacifiers for the legs: many babies seem happier when they are propelling themselves across the floor. And let’s face it, sometimes parents need to get things done. Sometimes parents use walkers as a baby-sitter, to keep their baby occupied and entertained so they do other things. Parents should know that walker use typically delays motor development – and that it delays mental development even more. Beyond this, walker use is dangerous. Back in 1994, when baby walkers were still extremely popular in the United States, the Consumer Products Safety Commission declared that baby walkers were responsible for more injuries tha...
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