Casey & The Wheelie Walker

When Casey first arrived our friends Kevin and Sammi gave us a walker. At the time I couldn’t begin to imagine Casey ever being big enough to use it.

For the last month or two we’ve been using it as a way to keep him stationary while we do dishes, prep dinner or just to give our tired arms a break. It was raised high enough so that he sort of just sat in it with his legs dangling. And with the tray in front of him loaded with some toys he was content enough to give our arms a temporary reprieve from his ever increasing weight.

About a week ago though I decided to lower it enough so that his feet could touch the ground just to see what would happen. I figured he probably wouldn’t be able to do much in it — I mean he’s really only just mastered sitting up unassisted and has shown very little inclination to crawl — but figured he might get some extra practice putting his weight on his legs. I was way off.

Problem now is, we thought we were still a month or two away from needing to child proof the place, but with his new found mobility he’s taught us otherwise — table cloths, curtains, coat racks, pictures on end-tables … nothing’s safe.

4 Responses

  1. Thats WAY too cute. Your kid is growing so fast!

    We almost bought a wheelie walker for our kid, but were advised against it from the shop(!) sporting them. The salesman told us that it would not be good for the toodlers balance and leg developement and recommended that we waited until he could standup himself and then but a small cart with a handle instead. Price was the same, so no trick in his advice. If it rings any truth, I have no clue. But it was easy to decide against it anyway. Cash is low at the moment 🙂

    • Hey Peter. I’ve read similar things about using one of these walker things, and while there’s likely some truth in it, I tend to take such advice with a grain of salt. If being a new parent has taught me anything it’s that everyone has an opinion on how to raise my kid to be the most physically, mentally and emotionally advanced super human ever created. My feeling is that as long as we don’t depend on the walker to teach him how to walk and make sure he gets a variety of exercises, he’ll be just fine.

  2. Hey Bud, I think now you have a better appreciation of what we went through with Erin. All it takes is a split second and… oh, oh!!

    • Absolutely! Am I ever grateful we don’t have stairs! The speed at which he hits things in that walker, I doubt even a safety gate would stop him from briefly going airborne before learning how harsh a mistress Gravity is.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *