Is the use of a walker good for the baby's development if they haven't learned t

  1. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Is the use of a walker good for the baby's development if they haven't learned to crawl first?

    Research has shown the importance of crawling for the developing brain, especially in areas of learning to read; yet, many parents brag that their baby 'skipped' crawling and started walking via a baby walker at 7, 8, or 9 months.  What are your thoughts about this?  Do you feel walkers are good?

  2. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I work with young children and have read numerous studies about brain development.  Learning to crawl is an incredibly complex operation for a developing brain, as it has to send signals to various parts of the body as what function to perform at what time.  I would much rather see an infant on the floor moving his limbs around and strengthening the overall body.  It's not natural, in my opinion, to 'skip' progressive aspects of child development. Crawling is a big achievement for a baby and they too have feelings of pride.  If you've ever watched a baby in the learning process, you can see this.  Crawling also enables the child to learn how to pull themselves up and stand with support which helps strengthen their body parts including the neck, arms, abs and legs. 
    I think early tummy time is both beneficial and essential for babies to learn how to crawl.  I've never been an advocate for walkers and didn't use them with my children.  I've read more against them than for them. The more babies use their developing brains, the more developed their brains will become.

  3. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    I agree that crawling is essential to a babies development.  They develop so quickly and are ever changing.  It is fascinating to watch them grow.  Taking away the important process of crawling is doing them a disservice I feel.

 
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