No. In fact, studies have shown that babies who use a walker may actually learn to walk about a month later than those who don’t. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using walkers not only because they can discourage your child from learning to walk on his own, but also because they can be dangerous.
When should I buy a walker for my baby?
At the minimum, a baby must be able to hold his head up steadily and have his feet touch the floor to use a walker. Walkers are designed for use by infants between the ages of 4 and 16 months, according to Consumer Reports, and children who can already walk should not use them.
Are baby bouncers safe for newborns?
Car seats, swings, rockers, and bouncers are also considered safe for babies who are awake and being monitored. The best place for a baby to sleep, then, is a crib. But cribs can be unsafe, too—particularly when parents use crib bumpers or let babies sleep with blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals.