Updated on April 21, 2021 by Amy A. Vincent
A baby walker can be a great walking aid for the little ones, but sometimes your carelessness can cause severe injuries to your children. There are few safety tips that you must know when you let your baby play with a push walker. Let’s explore those tips on using a baby walker safely:
Always keep an eye
Babies are still innocent. They don’t know about “right and wrong.” Additionally, they don’t understand what is safe and what can be dangerous to them. As a parent, you should always keep an eye on your babies, especially when they are with a baby walker.
If you believe that you give a walker to your children, while they are playing with it, you can perform a lot of work done at the same time; I would rather say that you are in the wrong mindset because it will make you unnoticed when they are in trouble, and that can cause a severe accident to your baby.
So, my recommendation is to provide a push walker to your children if you can keep an eye on them while playing. Otherwise, you should not let them play with this kind of stuff.
Be mindful of staircases and swimming pools
Never let your baby use the push walker near stairways or swimming pool. These are the places where a severe accident can happen. You can use high safety gates on your corridors. It will create a block on the stairways, and your baby won’t cross that gate. So, it will prevent your baby from falling from the stairs.
Check the baby walkers regularly
You should always check the baby walkers for safety concerns. It is possible to have damages or parts failure. So, quite often, you should test the brakes. Along with it, don’t forget to check the wheels are working well or not before let your baby plays with the walker. If there is any clog, clean it.
Choose the right environment
Don’t let your baby play with the walker in the rough areas. The walker could tip over in rocky places, and the little one could fall, which can cause an accident. There should be no fireplaces, sharp metals in the playing region. The surface should be clean, flat, and smooth.
Even if you have the best baby walker, you should follow these tips for safety concerns.