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Influence of Infant-Walkers on Motor Development: Mimicking Spastic Diplegia?

Thursday, 23 October 2008 14:57

As illustrated by the literature, infant walkers do not have any positive effect on improving motor development. Vulnerability of infants with regards to accidents is increased. In our opinion, the use of infant-walkers should be discouraged.

Engelbert RH, van Empelen R, Scheurer ND, Helders PJ, van Nieuwenhuizen O   Influence of infant-walkers on motor development: mimicking spastic diplegia?   Eur J Paediatr Neurol 1999;   3 (6):   273-275