Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Bee | 2011/12/08


Walking ring

Is it advisable to put my baby on a walking ring? He is 6 months &  2 wks old, he sits well on his own, doesn''t crawl yet &  he weighed 8,6kg at 6months.
Any advice will be appreciated.

Expert's Reply



Your baby does not need a walking ring and especially at such a young age. He is progressing well as far as his development is concerned and can already sit unaided.He will start crawling next at between 8 and 10 months and later will start pulling himself up unaided. Before you know it he will start walking by himself usually at around 12 to 13 months.

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Posted by: Walking ring Baby | 2011/12/09

When I was a baby my mom put me in a walking ring a LOT and I had NO problems learning to crawl or walk. The only thing I can recommend is that you don''t leave your baby unsupervised. Any time you place a baby in a chair, walking ring or such things, they need to be watched because anything can happen. And, for the record, I have put my little one in her walking ring already just for a few minutes and she LOVES it. She smiles and shouts like crazy! And she is 6 months too. Have FUN with this gadget but create balance, I think.

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Posted by: mom22 | 2011/12/08

I beg to differ. Both my kids were around 7 months old when we tried out the walking rings, they enjoyed every minute in it, but we limited their time in it. None the less, they had no problems with walking on tip toes etc and both started walking at 11 months. Crawling etc was incorporated in daily doings.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/12/08

A walking ring delays walking and causes your baby to walk on their tip toes and not in a normal walking position.

Rather let baby strengthen leg muscles for walking by lap standing and pulling up against furniture. Let baby develop muscles and coordination for crawling by doing tummy time with toys just out of reach on a mat on the floor.

Rather let baby crawl and walk when they are ready to. The frustration of not being able to do what they want to do is what drives babies (and children and teenagers and adults) to try new things and push themselves further. If your baby is in a walking ring, it will take longer before it begins to crawl or walk becuase that frustration is gone.

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