Young mothers, having seen the advertisement of this miraculous assistant, often puzzle over such a question: since how many months can a baby have a walker? However, first you should decide whether your child needs this device at all. Let's try to figure out whether there is any benefit from them or not.
In a walker, the baby stands on tiptoe longer than usual, because to move forward, he needs to rest on the floor with his toes. In this position, he has no chance to work out the correct setting of the feet.
But still - how many months can a baby have a walker? It is better to start using them later, after 7 months, because to move forward, the child is forced to lean his chest against their edges, and does not learn to keep his body in balance at all. As a result, he will not be able to take a standing position for quite a long time.
The child does not acquire a very important experience for him to move independently. Also, he does not learn to keep his balance in a timely manner, stand and continue to walk without any help. But he has to do all this at a certain age, and in this situation it turns out like a belated reaction.
Since how many months can a walker be used without endangering the baby's health? Without them, the child usually learns to get down on the floor pretty quickly. He bends his legs at the knees and hip joint over and over again and, balancing, finally finds balance. Parents watch their baby get up, sit down and do it again and again. Constantly repeating similar movements, he begins to be independent.
Since how many months have walkers been used? You can start from eight months, if the baby is already quite independent. But it is necessary to alternate when he tries to move himself and in them. Walkers, as a rule, fix the child at a constant height, and this prevents him from bending and unbending his legs at the knees.
A kid who is learning to walk on his own, grabs something all the time in search of support, holds on and begins to feel more confident. So, step by step, he moves, for example, along the sofa, grabbing it with his hands.
The fact that he was placed in a walker for a long time can lead to overstrain of the baby's back. From how many months can they be used? From 8, and only if not for long, and in the case when the baby is already standing well without the help of parents and pieces of furniture. When a child does not move independently, he does not experience the joy of discovery and does not try to strive for something new. He likes to just lie on the floor less and less, he is sometimes too lazy to turn over on his own. And increasingly, the baby begins to just wait for him to be put in this device and he will "walk". In fact, this is really the easiest and most convenient way, but this does not mean that it is useful. What can we say about children, if we often do this. For example, instead of going to the store on foot, which is much better, we go by car.
From how many months will a walker not harm the child's development? An 8-month-old baby, who is often in them, completely ceases to develop such a feeling as balance. A child who is given more opportunities to "test himself" begins to walk for real earlier. If you deprive the baby of the chance to gain experience, he will not be able to develop harmoniously.
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