Are there any alternatives to walkers?
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Host: Are the any alternative to walkers? Dr. Rene Hackney: Yes, there are they are called an exersaucer and exersaucer are more are stationary. The child is still in that same walker position where they are upright, with their legs down, but when they move their legs, they just spin in a circle rather than moving all-around and gaining that mobility. Many parents state that they want their children to learn to walk so, they are going to put them in these walkers, but the studies have shown that children who are in walkers it does not benefit their walking in the next few months, it does not help them to built those muscles; it is just getting them up and mobile before they are ready.
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