Baby Walker Safety

Baby walker safety facts

  • Each day, approximately 21 children are hospitalized with baby walker-related injuries.
  • Baby 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 baby 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

Download our Walker Safety brochure

Our Walker Safety brochure is available for download in multiple languages: