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Choosing the best walker helper for your baby's first steps

Every year, modern technologies make life easier for young mothers. There is practically no time left for housework with the birth of the crumbs, and the mother is forced to look for opportunities to take her baby for a while to free up 10-15 useful minutes for herself. If the child has already been given half a year, then walkers can help with this mom. Read: From what age and walkers are harmful - the opinion of experts. How to choose a walker for the child correctly?

Types of walkers for kids - photos, features of models of children's walkers

Probably everyone knows what walkers look like: a special frame on wheels, a crumble seat, the possibility of independent movement around the apartment. These devices differ in design, the availability of additional parts (toys, for example), color, etc. What types of walkers are offered today?

  • Classic Walker.
    In them, the baby can move without indoor support in the room, study the world around it, strengthen legs and walking skills.
  • Transformers walkers.
    This design involves a combination of several functions - a rocking chair and ordinary walkers with the presence of height adjusters, a comfortable seat, a panel with toys, etc.
  • Walkers-wheelchair.
    Option, very beloved kids - a toy on wheels, which you need to push in front of you. Designed for crumbs, already able to stand and walk.
  • Jumpers
    Externally, the design resembles a "backpack-kangaroo" with spring straps. Jumpers are usually hung in the doorway. You can also use them from six months. True, only after the permission of the orthopedist.
  • Walkers for kids with cerebral palsy.
    These walkers are supported on the elbow, or rollators with back support.

How to choose a walker for your baby - the choice of the right walker

All the nuances of such a purchase should be thought out by you in advance, because the safety and health of your baby depends on the correct choice. Unfortunately, substandard products are also found among children's products, therefore, in order to avoid a child’s injury, pay attention to the following criteria:

  • Compliance design age, body weight and height of the baby.
    For example, if walkers are recommended for crumbs, whose height does not exceed 85 cm, then, of course, you cannot put a child in them with a height higher than the specified one — there is a risk of a baby falling out of the walker.
  • The basis of the design.
    Usually the base of the walker has a round or rectangular shape. The second option is more secure. And the first is less stable. The size of the base must exceed the size of the tabletop walker.
  • Wheels.
    This moment should worry parents more than toys on the panel. The number of wheels is usually from 4 to 10. The ideal option is 6-8 wheels. The more of them - the less risk that the crumb will turn over. It is desirable that the wheels were removed (so it will be easier to wash them).
  • Stopper on wheels.
    This lock will be useful at the time of stopping the baby.
  • Wheel material
    The least noisy and eliminating damage to the flooring - silicone wheels.
  • Seat.
    Contrary to stereotypes, the seats differ not only in color. Pay attention to the backrest compliance with the norms - it should be smooth and necessarily rigid. The requirements for the seat itself - wide (to avoid discomfort in the groin area) and deep (to reduce the risk of loss). It is better to choose a waterproof material so that the crumb could be in walkers even without diapers. And the cover itself must be removable for its subsequent washing.
  • Height adjustable.
    It will allow the walker to grow simultaneously with the baby. Levels of height can be three or more, in accordance with the walker model. Check the reliability of fixation in each of the provisions.
  • Tabletop.
    This detail is equipped with everything that a small researcher might need - beeper, rattles, recesses for a bottle, etc. It is more convenient when the table top is removable. And if toys are removable, be sure to check that there are no gaps beneath them, in which a crumb can stick a finger.

Do not forget to ask quality certificate, check the ability to fold a walker and availability foot mats (at the time of stopping) or a special platform that turns the walker into a comfortable chair.

And which baby walker did you choose for your baby? Share your opinion with us!

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