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Some parents are eager for their baby to walk. They think that a baby walker will help the process along. In fact, walkers make learning to walk a slower process. They strengthen muscles in the lower leg. But they don't help develop muscles in the upper leg and hip-the muscles most needed in walking. Check below for related information, products and services.

Babies R Us 6430 - South Portland
(207) 773-4861
200 Running Hill Road Suite 6
South Portland, ME
 
Toys R Us
303 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME
 
Schellers
(859) 233-1764
212 Woodland Ave
Lexington, KY
 
The Clarion Portland Hotel
(207) 553-9544
1230 Congress Avenue
Portland , ME
 
Butterfly Baby
(207) 553-9255
543 Congress St
Portland, ME
 
Babies R Us
200 Running Hill Road
South Portland, ME
 
Tiny Totland
(207) 774-2229
284 Western Avenue
South Portland, ME
 
Tiny Totland
(207) 774-2229
284 Western Ave
Portland, ME
 
Belle Pearl
(207) 671-1132
41 Pierce Ave
Portland, ME
 
MS Lulu's
(207) 780-1200
425 Fore St Ste B
Portland, ME
 

Baby Walkers

Baby Walkers

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Some parents are eager for their baby to walk. They think that a baby walker will help the process along. In fact, walkers make learning to walk a slower process. They strengthen muscles in the lower leg. But they don't help develop muscles in the upper leg and hip-the muscles most needed in walking.

Walkers also make getting around too easy. They don't help babies learn balance and coordination.

Even worse, walkers are a safety hazard. They can tip over easily. In a walker, babies are more likely to fall down stairs. They can also roll into dangerous places.

A walker is an example of expensive, unnecessary equipment made for babies. Instead of buying a walker, get a sturdy wagon or push car. Show your baby how to push the car around the room or playground. This will help build the muscles and coordination he needs for walking.

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