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Old 02-25-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Walkers?

Dis you get walkers for your children? I wonder if they are any useful. If you had one, when did your baby start using it? I am not talking about the bouncer style ones. This is more like what i have in mind:

http://www.dillonstoybox.com/baby-wa...ntoy-731-p.asp

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: Walkers?

I've never used those, only because I have too many kids here, and the one who needs it would never have it, and they'd ruin my walls with it.

But, I like the idea of them, and I'd probably get one that had other uses, like a shopping cart, so they could use it after they are walking. You know how toddlers love to push shopping carts or doll strollers.
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We have a similar one that I bought at a garage sale. My 13 month old started using it at around 10 months old. My 4 year old likes to use it as a wheel barrow. He loads it up and wheels itaround.

Not a necessity, but it is fun to have around.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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My son has a push toy that is a similar concept. He is 11 months and he LOVES it! It keeps him busy, so I love it!

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Oops! Sorry I was thinking of the one they sit in, we had one of those dd loved it!
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Re: Walkers?

We bought DD one and we were given one. She refused to walk with them. Which is fine, because the comments said they're a pain in the butt to steer, so you're always going over and turning them around when they hit a wall. Which, I can believe because at about 18 months, she got very into pushing things and it was a little while before she could steer.

that being said, as playtoys AFTER she was walking and running.. they're very popular. All the kids love our pushtoys at playgroup. But they did not help her learn to walk. She did not care for them for that use.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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Re: Walkers?

One of my son's used something similar and the other didn't. It was too fast for DS2 and he'd fall each time he tried to use it. DS1 walked really early and wanted to get where he was going fast, he loved it.
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Re: Walkers?

My twins got this for their first birthday -- http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20

It was/is a huge hit. They're almost 3 and still use it. The only problem with it (or any wooden walker like it) is the dings you're going to get on your walls/furniture/appliances/etc...
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Re: Walkers?

We have this one, DS used it starting at about 8 months - he was walking on his own at 10 - and still plays with it at almost 3 years old. DD started using it at 6 months and is still playing with it at 15 months.
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It was/is a huge hit. They're almost 3 and still use it. The only problem with it (or any wooden walker like it) is the dings you're going to get on your walls/furniture/appliances/etc...
Lol, yes to this.
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