Baby walker
A device that allows a baby to move about in a half-seated, half-upright position. A "walker" may paradoxically delay a baby in development. The baby using a walker tends to be slow in reaching motor milestones such as sitting up, crawling, and walking and other milestones such as those involving memory, learning, and language skills. The American Academy of Pediatrics advocates a "ban on the manufacture and sale of mobile infant walkers in the US." The AAP also stresses that parents should be made aware of the "lack of benefits" of baby walkers. Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 1999;20:355-361.

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  • baby walker — baby .walker n a small frame on wheels that a baby uses to support itself while it is learning to walk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Baby walker — A baby walker is a device that can be used by infants who cannot walk on their own to move from one place to another. Most commonly, it has a base made of hard plastic sitting on top of wheels and a suspended fabric seat with two leg holes. A… …   Wikipedia

  • baby-walker — noun an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk • Syn: ↑walker, ↑go cart • Derivationally related forms: ↑walk (for: ↑walker) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • baby walker — noun a device in which a baby sits in a harness within a wheeled frame that supports it whilst walking …   Wiktionary

  • baby walker — noun Brit. a wheeled frame in which a baby is suspended in a harness and can move itself about with its feet …   English new terms dictionary

  • baby walker — noun (C) a frame on wheels that is used to support a baby while it is learning to walk …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • baby walker — /ˈbeɪbi wɔkə/ (say baybee wawkuh) noun a light frame usually on four wheels in which a baby is supported while learning to walk …   Australian English dictionary

  • baby walker — noun : walker …   Useful english dictionary

  • walker — baby walker aby walker n. a framework on small wheels or casters designed to support small children while they are learning to walk, and usually having a fabric support that permits the child to sit. Called also {walker} and {go cart}. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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