A baby walker is an extremely useful apparatus that children can use to safely move from one location to another without the risk of falls. Modern baby walkers even are for older children. They usually have a sturdy base made from hard plastic seating on top of casters and a removable lightweight fabric seat having two extendable leg holes and one wheel. They are a great addition to any home, providing safety and comfort to the child while allowing them to continue to enjoy their independence and mobility.
There are a number of models available in the market. All baby walkers, be it strollers or walkers with seats, come with a safety strap that is designed to hold the child’s weight. It should be attached properly and securely as a failure to do so can result in severe injuries. These devices are designed in such a way that they have a soft stepping surface with casters which allows them to navigate through small gaps such as door openings or narrow passageways. However, these walkers have very sharp edges, and even a small child could injure themselves if they were to walk across these without a walker.
Most models of walkers have an indicator that tells you when the child has stepped onto a slippery surface. In addition, some models have braking steps which prevent the baby from sliding down the stairs or a narrowing path. The most important safety feature of a baby walker is that it should be placed within the reach of the child and should not exceed the shoulder height of the child. This will ensure that both the baby and the walker remain within the same visual distance and prevent dangerous falls.