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Infant Walkers Discouraged by American Academy of Pediatrics



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(KSL News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is now discouraging the use of walkers because of accidents injuring children.

Pediatricians say the problem with walkers is that small infants become mobile very fast, and as a result they can get into places very rapidly when they may not be supervised... like falling down stairs or pulling on cords.

Doctors are recommending toys that are a stable activity like the exer-saucer.

If you have an old walker they say get rid of it.. or at least anchor it down so the child can't wander throughout the house.

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