Peer Reviewed

1

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-3-2011

Keywords

Burns, Craniocerebral Trauma, Europe, Humans, Infant, Infant Equipment, Social Control, Formal

Comments

The original article is available at www.imj.ie

Abstract

In countries where baby walkers are used there has long been controversy about their risks and benefits. Baby walkers are a non-essential nursery product made of a seat surrounded by a rigid frame which is set on wheels. Most walkers also have a tray with toys or rattles attached, and many can be compacted for portability. Parents give various reasons for using walkers – to keep the infant quiet and happy, to encourage mobility and provide exercise, and to hold the infant during feeding. In the United Kingdom, baby walkers are used by over 50% of infants.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

Citation

Murphy A, Nicholson AJ. Baby walkers in Europe--time to consider a ban. Irish Medial Journal. 2011;104(3):69.

PubMed ID

21667607

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