Walking rings – a great development aid

Every mom asks the question: When will my baby walk? With enough encouragement and time to develop muscle strength and balance, all babies will walk when they are ready. Walking usually takes place between 9-18 months. In order to help your baby, build the muscle development it is essential that you encourage as much tummy time as possible. Experts advice that babies should sleep on their backs and play on their fronts. Tummy time has been shown to be the basic building block for all motor skills. It is a crucial developmental phase and a lack thereof can have a massive knock on effect.

Tummy time teaches your baby to crawl. The brain works in a criss-cross pattern with the left brain controlling the right arm and leg and right brain controlling the left arm and leg. Crawling is a crucial activity that fosters this life-long criss-cross brain development. Additionally, babies learn perceptual skills such as distance and depth and key concepts such as on/under and in/out.

Once your baby is able to pull themselves up, they will start to develop muscles in their ankles, knees and hips which aid them in walking. This is why they need to be able to stand flat footed in a baby walker ring. It will ensure proper development.

Here are two reviews on walking rings:

Walker assorted colours blue/orange/pink 8027

Features include:

  • Removable Toy tray with lights and sounds
  • Suitable from 6 months upwards
  • Soft padded seat for comfort
  • Easy move wheels
  • Push handle for parents
  • Colour may vary

You can buy it here: https://www.babyboom.co.za/product/walker-assorted-colours-blue-orange-pink-8027/

Peerless Baby Walking Ring SW8616

Features include:

  • Removable Toy tray with lights and sounds
  • Suitable from 6 months upwards
  • Soft padded seat for comfort
  • Easy move wheels
  • Push handles for parents
  • Colour may vary
  • Suitable for babies who can sit unassisted in an upright position

You can buy it here: http://asite.link/29Ks

If you do decide to use a baby walker ring:

  • Ensure that your baby is closely supervised at all times
  • The walker should be low enough that your baby can place both feet flat on the floor. If only their toes touch the floor, it is recommended that you wait until your baby grows more.
  • The use of a baby walker should be limited to 10 minutes a day.
  • Your baby should be crawling and able to pull themselves up against furniture.