Walkers - this is one of the easiest ways to give mom a few minutes of free time, and the kid can learn the world around safely and independently.
But it is important to know when you can put a child in this device.
Go-carts: recommendations for use
Due to the fact that around this miracle deviceStill there is a lot of controversy about its harm and benefit, there is no clear indication of the age at which a child can use a walker. But there is a definite list of recommendations that young parents should adhere to. In this case, you need to focus exclusively on the individual characteristics of your baby.
Putting a child in a walker is possible only in the event that,If he can sit and stand on his own, holding on to the support. Basically it happens in 6-7 months. In the case of earlier use of this device, you can give a strong load to the baby's spine, and thereby provoke serious illnesses in the child.
The maximum period during which the babyCan be in a walker, is 40 minutes a day. The further formation of his spine and musculoskeletal system depends on how much time they spend in them.
Start using this design should be from 3-5 minutes a day, gradually increasing the time.
Before using the walkerAdjust them for the growth of crumbs. With the correct position, the child has support on the entire foot, and its legs should be slightly bent at the knees, to be able to repel.
Safe area for walking
Bear in mind that categoricallyIt is forbidden to leave a child in a walker alone. In addition, this device can only be used in spacious rooms without narrow doorways, thresholds and stairs.
Contraindications to the use of walkers: Rickets, increased or vice versa lowered muscle tone of the legs, impaired function of the musculoskeletal system, as well as the presence of skin lesions in the area of contact with the walkers.
How to choose the right walker
With the right choice of walkers, there are several important details that you should first of all pay attention to:
- The base of the structure must be wide and stable. It is desirable that it had a protective rubberized bumper.
- The wheels are big and easy to maneuver in all directions.
- The seat is wide, not too stiff, but not of thin material. In addition, the presence of an internal soft bumper, for the full protection of the child from sharp bumps and collisions, is welcomed.
- The back should be high and stiff.
- Height - adjustable for the growth of the child.
The seat should be easy to wash or have a removable cover.
However, before using the walker, it is necessary to consult with the treating pediatrician. Only he, watching your baby, can give good advice and correctly weigh the pros and cons.