Baby Walker Injuries


According to the Journal of Pediatrics, more than 9,000 infants a year are injured using baby walkers. More than 90% of the reported incidents lead to head or neck injuries and the most common cause of the injuries were from babies falling down stairs or falling out of the walker. Other known cause of injury were from babies reaching for or pulling on objects while in the devices.

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for a ban on baby walkers with wheels. According to the AAP, the devices has no developmental advantages instead, puts children at risk. AAP suggests parents entertain children by using stationary activity centers and other activities.

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