Walkers - this is one of the easiest ways to give mom a few minutes of free time, and the child independently and safely explore the world around us.
But it is important to know when to put the child in this device.
Walkers: recommendations for application
Due to the fact that around this wonder devicestill hovering a lot of controversy about its dangers and benefits, there is no clear installation, at what age a child can use the walker. But there is a specific list of recommendations that should be followed for young parents. Thus it is necessary to focus exclusively on the individual characteristics of your baby.
To put the baby in a walker can be only in the case,if he is able to sit up unaided and wake up holding support. This mainly occurs at 6-7 months. In the case of an earlier use of this device, you can give a severe strain on the fragile spine kid and thus provoke the child serious disease.
The maximum period during which the babyIt may be in the walker, 40 minutes a day. From that, how much time they pipsqueak holds depends on the further formation of his spine and the musculoskeletal system.
Begin to use such a structure should be 3-5 minutes per day, gradually increasing the time.
Before using the walker is necessaryadjust their growth crumbs. When the correct position has the support of a child for the rest of the foot, and his legs should be slightly bent at the knees, for a start as possible.
Safe area for walking
Please note that categoricallyNever leave a child in a walker. In addition, the use of this device can only be in large areas without the presence of narrow doorways, thresholds and stairs.
Contraindications to the use of a walker: rickets, increased or decreased muscle tone contrary feet, disorders of the musculoskeletal system, as well as the presence of a child's skin lesions in the contact zone with the walker.
How to choose a walker
With proper selection of a walker, there are several important details that need to first pay attention to:
- Construction of base must be broad and stable. It is desirable that it has a protective rubber bumper.
- The wheels are large and easy maneuvering in all directions.
- The seat is wide, not too hard, but not out of thin material. Furthermore, appreciated the presence of the internal soft bumper to fully protect the baby from sudden shocks and collisions.
- The back should be high and tight.
- Height - adjustable on the growth of the child.
The seat should be easy to wash or have a removable cover.
However, before using the walker should consult with your pediatrician. Only he, watching your baby, can give good advice and weigh the pros and cons properly.