i thought they were bad for babies development...
Quoting hobbit*:" The walker I had for my 2yr old was so 'safety this, anti that' that she couldn't actually move in it at all lol. But yea that's dumb."
but my MIL has had a new grandchild atleast once every year since 1999 except this year 2012... lol.. so she had a old one from back in 1998 in preparing for the new baby.. and she is pretty crafty with a sewing machine, even made a new seat/cover for it when it wore out... bc its the original smooth rolling ones, the newer ones barely roll and just have a whole bunch of toys attached... but i just let my LO free roam as much as possible or playplen toytime if i needed them contained while i do something
hmm well my son has used one and he started walking at 10 months so I don't see how it hurts. My daughter used one as well and she walked at 11 months. She's 8 now and nothing wrong with her.
Quoting Moses.:" So do carseats. And exersaucer things. And johnny jumpers. And baby carriers like the bjorn style. If used too often and too much."
That's a necessity though. The other things listed are optional, and we do not use them.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:</b>" When I immediately saw this topic, I first thought it was about zombies... LOL Sorry.. :("</blockquote>
Quoting ♥Mama Constantine:" That's a necessity though. The other things listed are optional, and we do not use them. "
Using them isn't the issue, it's the moderation that is. Just like foods, evetything CAN be good for you, in moderation. A baby playing in a walker, or johnny jumper for 10 minutes twice a day isn't going to do anything. It's the babies who sit in them for hours a day that are at a risk.
I just bought one today for my 10 month old. I'm in Canada as well I got it off kijiji lol
It.will only be used a limited.amount of time a day just like.her saucer, they are.OK.a few minutes a day not extended periods of time.