Author: Don Stader, MD
- Recent study has revealed that infant walkers are more harmful than helpful
- Infant walkers can also delay motor function
- The American Academy of Pediatrics calls for a ban on walkers as they are a preventable cause of injury
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Sims A, et al. (2018). Infant Walker-Related Injuries in United States. Pediatrics 142(4).
Summary by Travis Barlock, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD