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"MIL" is "very surprised" that I don't want a baby walker. Tell me I'm right

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Tinker Wed 20-Apr-05 19:14:33

Baby not even born yet but I have the feeling this may be one of many "issues"

beansprout Wed 20-Apr-05 19:15:27

Why would you want one? I don't want one either. Any hassle, tell her to give me a ring

cod Wed 20-Apr-05 19:15:58

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iota Wed 20-Apr-05 19:16:08

they are dangerous

WideWebWitch Wed 20-Apr-05 19:16:15

You're right if YOU don't want one, who cares what anyone else thinks. Oooh, you've got a "MIL"

swiperfox Wed 20-Apr-05 19:16:18

You are right - they're lethal!!!
They don't teach babies to walk despite being called a walker, and personally I think they put un-necessary strain on growing ankles and joints.
Plus they tip over once the little ones get fast enough!!

WideWebWitch Wed 20-Apr-05 19:16:39

Have a feeling Cod's is best solution.

Caligula Wed 20-Apr-05 19:17:38

Of course you're right. Kids don't need baby-walkers to walk, they've been learning to do it for thousands of years without them. Plus, about five years or so ago, they were the biggest cause of accidents for under 1 year olds being admitted to hospitals. (I don't think they are any more because people stopped using them in the wake of that story - not sure though.)

Tinker Wed 20-Apr-05 19:17:40

Have so far said house is too small (it is) but then she's offered to have it at her house!

serenity Wed 20-Apr-05 19:18:07

I used our babywalker to keep DSs trapped in the bathroom (but unable to touch toilet etc) whilst I had a shower. That is the only thing I used it for, and I asked for mine. DD didn't go in it at all.

cod Wed 20-Apr-05 19:18:27

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iota Wed 20-Apr-05 19:19:09

show her this

cod Wed 20-Apr-05 19:19:30

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Tinker Wed 20-Apr-05 19:20:50

But this one is massive. Woudl be constantly having to lift and turn it to get through doorways. Don't think it woudl even get through loft thing .

iota Wed 20-Apr-05 19:20:55

or this

cod Wed 20-Apr-05 19:22:04

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Tinker Wed 20-Apr-05 19:22:55

It's gone back. But it's still soemwhere, waiting to be brought up again.

Tinker Wed 20-Apr-05 19:23:34

Not mine to give, was "sil's"

serenity Wed 20-Apr-05 19:23:46

What about one of these at her house instead?

cod Wed 20-Apr-05 19:24:16

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Tinker Wed 20-Apr-05 19:26:53

Blimey at £85

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