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Baby Walkers Are Still on the Market, Are they Safe?

A few years back, before I had kids, I vaguely recall a big ta-doo about the dangers of walkers. It seemed that there was an out-cry that they should be taken off of the market. It didn’t surprise me, personally, as I had witnessed my younger brother and sister rolling into our sunken livingroom in a pile of cryng and/or laughing baby several times. But then I had my own babies and I felt like no one was really talking about walkers anymore. I actually thought that maybe they had been taken off of the market. Lately, however, I have been thinking that a walker might be the perfect addition to our arsenal of gear. Mostly because it was so compact that it could be moved (or rolled) from room to room. Also, not having any steps, I felt pretty safe. I’m not advocating a walker instead of tummy time where babies actually use their own muscles and balance to learn to walk. For me, the walker is an activity center but more portable. So when the folks at Bright Starts offered to send me their Bright Starts Walk-A-Bout Walker,I was too curious to pass it up. Read on to hear my thought on the Walk-A-Bout and my most favorite feature.Look at that thing just fold up flat and slide under the bed… or in the closet… or in the trunk to take to a friend’s house. You could never do that with an activity center and definitely not with the gigantic Jumperoo.

And THAT is my favorite feature of the Bright Starts Walk-A-Bout Walker.

I also like the under $40 price-point, the ease of assembly and the apparently super-amusing toy bar.

So mamas, what do you think? Walkers… not worth the risk or worth trying?

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