Post by tantalizintina on Apr 14, 2009 14:08:23 GMT
hiya...hope u n urs are all well xx
just wondering how many of u have used walkers 4 ur LO's with DS?\ i know that the physio's dont recomend we use them but lewis is 15mnths old now n my niece gave us her LO's n lew loves it... he gets around backwards but he loves this lil bit ofindependance... i must admit i love it too as hes getting frustrated at not bein able 2 get about..
would love to hear how ur LO's got on using them?? xxx
I used one with Jasmine hun and she loved it, at first she was on tip toes which is what the physios don't like but one she got her confidence she put her weight down fully, in the end she could run in it and change direction, she used to chase me around the kitchen! the other advantage I found was that it was somewhere safe to leave her as well, once they are crawling and opening cupboards you can't leave the room. lol.
I have handed hers down to my brother and his little baby now as she simply refused to go in it, once she was standing on her own and walking around furniture she decided it was too restrictive.
My moto is that I don't treat Jasmine different to any other child so if you would have a baby walker for a child without DS then you go for it!
Hi Tina, yeah we had one for George too (still occassionally uses it at my mum and dads house). He loved it and was like Lewis to begin with by going backwards. He soon learnt to go other directions though - and also how to run into my ankles lol. As long as they're not in it all the time I don;t see the harm, and it will also strengthen his leg muscles. Love Claire xxxxxx
My 3 lder children used one, so we thought if it was god enough for them it would be good enough for Gemma. She abslutely loved it and it gave her a little bit of independance. Her physio said there was no harm putting her in it for a little while at a time xx