Each day, approximately 21 children are hospitalized with walker-related injuries.
Did you know?
- Walkers cause more injuries than any other nursery product.
- The use of a baby walker does not help a child walk sooner and may actually delay the age of standing, walking and crawling.
- Most walker injuries happen when an adult is nearby.
- Your child could fall down the stairs in a walker, even if there is a stair gate.
- A child in a walker can move faster than three feet per second.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended a ban on the sale of infant walkers.
Tips to help your child be safe
- Replace walkers with playpens or stationary play centers.
- Insist that your child’s daycare center use only stationary play centers.