It is often thought that baby walkers are safe for babies to use, but there are actually great dangers that come with their use. They raise babies’ heights, allowing them to potentially reach dangerous objects or burn themselves on stoves and ovens.
They also increase speed and mobility in babies that may not actually be ready to walk yet.
The biggest risk with mobility is the potential for a fall down the stairs. Many babies are injured every year from injuries due to accidents like these.
They are trapped, unable to get out of the walker before they slip down the stairs. Most of the injuries are serious, with the baby either hitting her head on the stairs or the walker falling on her at the bottom.