Walker use in infants is harmful because it changes the baby’s walking rhythm. In the use of a walker, the baby enjoys raising his fingertips. In order to develop walking behavior, the baby who has to rise from the seat part of the executive by rising at his fingertips, therefore, problems with feet and wrong walking rhythm development are observed. In addition, the walker, which is a tool that interferes with the baby’s natural walking processes, keeps the labor involved in the natural process short, resulting in the absence of leg muscles.
Losses of the Executive
According to orthopedic specialists, the walker blinds babies’ walking abilities. The baby, who is put in the executive for the purpose of learning to walk quickly, cannot fully improve his walking ability because the feet are not fully on the ground.
Sensory integrity is impaired. The baby’s feet are not fully on the ground and cannot feel the place, disturbing the sense perception and integrity. For this reason, the baby may have sensitivity to rough and hard surfaces, excessive discomfort and crying.
Baby walker is not that safe when inside. Falling situations are very common as a result of the player being stuck somewhere or his wheels are stuck.
Using walkers natural processes are also interrupted, and the development of healthy body perception and sensorial senses cannot occur in the baby who cannot acquire behaviors such as crawling and crawling.
Materials That Can Be Used Instead of Walker
In cases where the goal is not to disrupt the natural process by running the child quickly, after the child starts to stand up slowly, walker alternatives may be presented. These can be large wheeled vehicles such as my first car, tiny baby carriages and wheeled toys that children can ride behind.