How would you feel if you woke up one day and find your baby on his or her feet? It will definitely feel good, right?
In fact, most parents will be excited about seeing their child take their first step. A baby walker can give your baby the courage to take his or her first steps alone without any help. Most of the children start walking when they are between 7 months and one year old. You might have tried to ask yourself how you can choose the best baby walker for your child, well, here are a few things you should look out for to answer the question if walker for babies good or bad?
A walker is the only item that can give your baby his or her walking freedom. That is the reason why all babies love the freedom a walker offers to them. Under this, it is also important to consider a baby walker that has the following features:
- A Wide Base: a wide base will definitely be of great help since it will ensure your child does not venture where he or she shouldn’t
- Anti-Slipping Pads: It will be of great help. Why am I saying so? Well, here is the reason. A slight slid from the baby walker and your baby will have serious injuries especially on his face. Remember, your baby is still learning how to walk. Therefore, it will be a good idea if you choose a baby walker that has anti-slipping pads
- A Speed Reducer: Sometime your baby may be moving too fast, for this reason, the only advice I can give you is, try to look for a baby walker that has a speed reducer. You will be saving your baby from minor injuries if not major to stop them going too fast
2. Extra Entertainment
The first, six months of a newborn baby are amazing times, as he or she grows into a tiny person. As time goes by your baby will need to walk. Why don’t you buy a walker that comes in with some playing items that can entertain your child? Entertainment really helps your child’s brain to develop quickly. Engaging your toddler into activities will keep him or her amused whenever she stops for a rest.
Try to look for a baby walker with having the following features;
- Toy Attachments: This will always keep your baby’s brain at work.
- Musical: It helps the baby familiarize him or herself with music.
- Shapes and Textures: This will help your baby not to get bored. As parents, we should know that sometimes babies also get bored
Your baby does not remain the same that is what you should always keep in mind. Why don’t you go for a baby walker that can grow together with your child?
Here are some features that you can look for in this:
- An Adjustable Height Setting: as I earlier pointed out, your baby does not maintain his or her small height forever, he grows, therefore it would be a good idea to buy a baby walker that has an adjustable height setting. You will be saving yourself from ‘baby walker’ replacement costs
- Adaptable Functions: Babies tend to learn how to walk by themselves, therefore, look for a baby walker with adaptable functions
- A Comfy Padded Seat: For your baby to seat comfortably whenever he is tired of walking around
4. Using Your Baby Walker
- Before placing your baby into a baby walker, make sure that it is at the right height
- This is to ensure that your baby is comfortable
- Let it be at a low height that your baby can push through with his or her both feet, rather than just the toes
5. Encouraging Your Baby to Walk
In order to create that confidence in your baby to move around, you can use a baby walker as a push-along walker. Here you may consider the following:
- Praise Him When He Stands Up – if you do this, you be encouraging them to walk to where you call him or her from.
- Hold His Hand: Try to let go of one of his hands as he walks in front of you. This will help your child to practice how to balance.
- Arrange the Room So He or She Can ‘Cruise’: This means that your child can make movements in the house as they hold on the furniture.
- Be Close to Your Child: so that you can help him get up whenever he falls down. You will be building courage in him by doing this
The Kamino and the Balancelle are baby walkers that can help you to learn how to walk.