Baby walkers cause tens of thousands of injuries every year

Baby walkers seem simple enough. A walker is just a small frame with a seat for a baby and four wheels. Unfortunately, baby walkers are a classic case of the law of unintended consequences. By giving a baby mobility that he/she would never normally have , baby walkers injure tens of thousands of babies every year. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

In a walker, babies can: In addition, the added height that a walker gives to a baby can sometimes allow a baby to reach things that are unreachable to the baby otherwise.

Besides all of this, baby walkers seem to delay the normal crawling and walking behaviors of babies who use them. According to this article:

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