The infant walker: an unappreciated household hazard

Conn Med. 1990 Mar;54(3):127-9.


The potential for infant walkers to cause injury to infants was demonstrated by the results of a survey of the practicing pediatricians in the state of Connecticut. There was a significant number of severe injuries reported. In addition, seven cases of infants hospitalized at Bridgeport Hospital because of injuries sustained while using an infant walker are included. The survey indicated adequate knowledge of the apparent danger by the practicing physicians, including discussion during anticipatory guidance. Despite this knowledge and guidance, significant morbidity continues to occur.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home
  • Connecticut
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Equipment / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Skull Fractures / etiology