Should my child use a baby walker?

RoSPA actively discourages the use of baby walkers because of the high number of accidents associated with their use and the lack of any evidence that they assist a baby’s development.

While baby walkers continue to be marketed, RoSPA supports the requirement that they must satisfy all aspects of the British Standard as a minimum requirement.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) called for a ban on baby walkers at their annual conference in 2000. Physiotherapists blame baby walkers for 4,000 injuries per year and also claim that baby walkers disrupt the ability of children to develop walking and visual skills and stop them from properly exploring their surroundings.

Date Updated/Created: 10/09/2010

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