Best Baby Walker - why has My Early Steps won so many awards?
ADVANTAGES OF MY EARLY STEPS
Babies need to log in many hours of walking practice before they develop the strength and stability to maintain balance while transitioning from one foot to the other. My Early Steps promotes a natural approach to learning to walk and eliminates the negatives associated with traditional walkers on casters and wheels.
EASY TO USE
thoughtful shell design - wide leg openings encourage free leg movement; lower part enables support of baby's entire torso and prevents the shell from gathering under baby's arms
three-point fastener - situated on the back, close to baby's high center of gravity for increased stability and control; allows for adjustments based on both baby's height and chest circumference
unobstructed view of feet - promotes the integration of the visual feedback received by baby (while traditional walkers block this very important feedback)
natural posture - promotes the use of baby's arms for balancing and protects them from being pulled by an adult; the adult remains comfortably upright
removable & adjustable support straps - during short periods of rest the support straps can be removed to eliminate undue risk of entanglement, while baby can still crawl with the walker on; the straps are also length adjustable to accommodate the assisting adult's height
TIME PROVEN CONCEPT - A GLIMPSE INTO SOFT-STRUCTURED BABY WALKER HISTORY
Independent walking is one of the most important milestones in an infant's development. Helping a baby balance while putting one foot in front of the other can be really exciting, especially if the experience is enjoyable for both parent and baby. Soft-structured baby walkers have been in use for centuries. Multiple variations in their designs are documented - from upper torso corsets to elaborate webbing strap harnesses. They were quite popular with European nobility back when the style of lady's dresses made it especially difficult to bend over a baby learning to walk. In many Asian nations adults traditionally use a towel or swaddle to wrap around an infant's chest and assist the infant with taking first steps.
Below is a painting of the noble Tolstoy family of St. Petersburg, Russia, circa 1790, posing for a family portrait with their son wearing an early version of a walking harness (left). In the middle is the sketch filed along with the US patent application of Catherine Tardy - one of the first women in our country to patent her own design of a soft-structured baby walker. Last, but not least, our very own My Early Steps! The combination of a time proven concept with a unique, modern design makes it the best baby walker in its category.