Every parent takes great joy in there child’s first steps. When it comes to child development Fisher-Price tries to incorporate fun into their developmental toys. They do this so children will use the toys longer and gain more skill from the toy. Baby walkers are used to give the baby confidence when walking and also to help with balance. It is important to note that in 2004 the country of Canada banded the sale of baby walkers due to some serious accidents involving baby walkers. Baby walkers are very popular and an estimated 50% of the population in the United States uses baby walkers toys. Note that parental supervision is a must when letting your child play with baby walkers. They can easily injure themselves by walking off an elevated floor or possibly down a flight of stairs. A good alternative to baby walkers is a stationary activity center.
When purchasing a baby walker, please follow the Consumer Product Safety Recommendations and:
- close the door or gate at the top of the stairs
- keep children within view
- keep children away from hot surfaces and containers
- beware of dangling appliance cords
- keep children away from toilets, swimming pools and other sources of water
Since 75 percent of injuries are related to falls down stairs, in addition to the above recommendations, don’t use a baby walker near stairs, even if you have a gate on the stairs.
OK, we have talked about the risks involved when using baby walkers. Let’s now take a look at a Fisher-Price Walker to Wagon.
The Fisher-Price Walker To Wagon is a popular baby walker which your children will use after they begin to walk. It has a lot of interesting, fun features that will keep the little ones happy. Attached to the walker is 6 different colored bead-like objects. Along with the sliding beads are 4 flip pages and a clear plastic ball with 10 different colored beads in it. Once your child is comfortable with walking the Fisher-Price Walk To Wagon can become a wagon. That can can be filled up with assorted blocks and pulled around the house. For current prices and details check out our Kids Toys (Malaysia) website here.
Another popular Fisher-Price baby walker is the Laugh and Learn “Shop and Learn” walker. These walkers like the Walk To Wagon will keep your children happy years after they begin to walk. The Fisher-Price Shop and Learn walker has various toy grocery items like eggs, cereal, tomatoes and carrots. These can be used to teach colors and also associate them to specific foods that Mom or dad buys at the grocery shop.