As soon as the age of the baby close to a year, parents are eagerly waiting for the crumb will begin to take the first steps. Typically, this event is trying in every way to force. Who are the first entrepreneurs grasped as a specific demand and started manufacturing device, called a walker, is not so important. Physicians are much more concerned about what the consequences of its use may result in enhanced health of the child.
Manufacturers sometimes positioned as a simulator baby walkers. But in fact it is rather a structure that facilitates the movement of the child in space.
Muscles in the absence of load
In practice simulator function walkers turned out just a myth. Pediatricians say with confidence that the experiments with them earlier finding of skills of independent walk did not help. On the contrary, the baby gets used to the movement in the vertical position is enabled, and then he will have to completely "rebuilt."
Walkers are forcing the child to put the foot on the foot is not, and on the fingers. And he has to rely on the edge of the breast, "trainer", resulting in the need to keep the lost balance. The muscles of the legs and buttocks, too, do not get the proper load, which would be provided to them in a natural process.
Some parents are hesitant to buy a walker, wanting to protect her baby from multiple falls. After all, it is no secret that he will stuff a lot of cones, is to learn to walk steadily. Bumpers walker, of course, to some extent shield the little man against unwanted collisions, but does not contribute to the development of elementary caution. Besides, as you know, fall is also necessary to be able, and that the child acquires the skill is just closer to the age of one year, while learning to walk.
The very stay in the walker is not guaranteed protection from falls. And injury in this case, is often more serious than in the "simple" fall.
Saving for Mom
Does the operation of baby walkers at least some dignity? Absolutely. Firstly, they really untie the hands of a young mother who can both look after the child, and to carry out the necessary work on the house. The woman in this case will be much less tired, and risks to lose milk due to chronic fatigue
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If the physical development of the baby walker is not much help, the intelligence they bring tangible benefits. The vertical position opens up new horizons for the child, and he gets a lot of new and very different information.
A distinctive feature of most modern models walker is a table-top, complete with gaming or music panels, and sometimes both at once. Sound and lighting effects are certainly fun for the child, but he soon gets used to them. It is much better when it is possible to change the toys that they may be quite simple, but diverse. So do not pay extra money for having entertainment panels - any advantage they do not.
Much more important characteristic of baby walkers become the seat, because it is on its quality depends on how the baby feels comfortable. Ideal - removable seats, which in the case which is easy to remove and wash.
Walkers on the market of children's products are widely represented, and, at first glance, products of different brands is no different. Everywhere base design are metal cross, bumpers and countertops made of plastic, but the most spectacular are the property of Music and gaming applications.
But you can call the number of brands and products are estimated by most parents as qualitative. Walkers from Happy Baby, PegPerego, Inglesina, Promenade and some other traditionally in demand, as almost unbreakable and very easy to use.