Parents should make sure that their baby is safe at all times. One of those things is knowing how to adjust a baby walker’s height.
Babies who begin walking early could benefit from baby walkers which help them gain confidence and improve their coordination.
I know, as a parent, you want to ensure that your child uses the walker at an ideal height. This will minimize any risks as well as help your child reach their developmental milestones.
Of course, you already know that a height-adjustable feature is common in most traditional baby walkers.
But can you adjust the height?
Don’t worry. I’m here to help you.
Here I’m gonna discuss the different aspects of adjusting a baby walker’s height, as well as what you need to know about adjusting it correctly.
So, read this post carefully.
Why Adjusting Your Baby Walker Height is Important
Most of the classic walkers have three levels of height adjustment. This means it grows with your baby’s growth.
Adjusting the height of your baby walker is really very important.
As you know, a baby walker is for giving support to your baby while they are walking. But if the walker’s height is too low for your baby, he can’t walk as it won’t be able to give him that much support he needs. Also, since the seat is too low, he may get in the way and fall while walking.
On contrary, if the walker’s height is too high for your baby he won’t be able to touch the ground with his feet. It may harm his hip and lay him to accidents.
So, that’s why adjusting the baby walker’s height is important.
How to Adjust the Baby Walker Height
There are different types of baby walkers in the market. But the mechanism for adjusting their height is standard across the board. Joovy Spoon Walker, Bright Starts Giggling Safari Walker, Bright Starts Roaming Safari Walk-A-Bout Walker, Baby Trend Trend Activity Walker, Safety 1st Dino Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Baby Walker, and Ingenuity Step & Sprout 3-in-1 Foldable Baby Activity Walker, all of them have got the same height position.
But, Storkcraft 3-in-1 Activity Walker and, Tiny Love 4-in-1 Here I Grow walker have another function for height adjustment.
On the other hand, Push walkers don’t have the height adjustment feature except for Skip Hop Baby push Walker. Skip hop push walker’s handle height can be adjusted.
Here I’m going to enlighten you with all the mechanisms of the baby walker’s height adjustment.
So, let’s get started.
For Joovy Spoon Walker and others,
- First, turn the walker upside down. You’ll see a button there.
- Turn or unlock the button. Select a height position that suits your baby. There are three levels.
- Now push the button to your selected position and turn it to lock again. That’s it.
For Storkcraft 3-in-1 Activity Walker and, Tiny Love 4-in-1 Here I Grow walker,
- Look at the walker’s feet. There is a button and three height positions. Select the perfect position for your baby.
- Push the button and push the walker’s foot until the button reaches the selected position.
- Now release the button. It’ll automatically stick to the hole. Check if the button is locked well. Do the same to all the feet.
For Skip Hop push Walker,
- There is a switch on both of the handlebars. Click both switches.
- Pull the handle gently if you want to increase the height. You’ll hear a click sound as the switches lock when the handle will reach the next level. Do the same if you want to increase more. There are three levels of height.
- To lower the level, click the switches and push the handle down. Release it as soon as you hear the click sound. In this way, you can adjust the height position of the walker.
Is It Safe To Use A Baby Walker?
Baby walkers shouldn’t be used because they are a major contributor to injuries in kids under the age of four. (PMC)
There is widespread agreement among pediatric specialists that this gear should be avoided. Also, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has advocated for a ban on baby walkers with wheels. (HealtyChildren)
The safest option for infants is to not use walkers, thus parents should do so.
Safety Tips for Baby Walkers
Here are some safety tips for you to use a baby walker.
- Never leave your child unattended when he is in the walker.
- Always make sure that the walker is stable enough to bear the weight of your child.
- Use the walker on a flat surface. It’ll reduce the risk of accidents.
- Make sure that the walker height is enough to support your baby.
- Don’t use the seat for too long or after four or five wash. The seat may become weak by then.
When you’re first starting to use your baby walker, you may notice that your baby is struggling to get around. This is normal and often happens when you introduce new big steps into your child’s routine.
Sometimes, a simple change in the walker height can make all the difference.
We hope that this blog post has given you the knowledge you need about how to adjust the walker height to help your baby get around more easily and safely.
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