Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Walker

Because nothing in the baby realm is without some degree of controversy, I have borrowed Penny's cousin's walker to inspire little P to use her body to get around. There are arguments against walkers, because they are dangerous (especially if you go stair surfing in one), and may actually delay walking. This is because some, like the one we are using, allow babies to sit and use different muscles in their legs, rather than the muscles used for walking.

But I say, pshaw. Penny thinks it's fun. My motto is, "Everything in moderation." When we're not using the walker, we are doing tummy time (which she still hates), our "exercises," standing (oh, how she loves to stand!), and cruising along things, like the couch. I think she really wants to walk. If only she had more balance!

Penny has also been sleeping through the night for a while now, which I attribute to the sheer exhaustion from moving so much when she's awake. I heart sleeping through the night. I never thought it would happen. These babies, they really like to keep you guessing.


Momcat said...

Adorable! She is having the best ol' time and learning all sorts of finer points of physics like forces and vectors. Besides- where in your house is she going to find stairs to surf? We kspt trying to lose our kids over the edge of the strps, but they kept not making it.

sharnee said...

Awww, so cute! I agree about the moderation thing too (and also apply it to myself and chocolate... um, not really "moderation") but I'm sure she'll be walking before you know it! She uses the walker so well, even if she reminds me of one of those daleks from Dr. Who.

Lo said...

How can something she loves so much be bad? My kids had a walker. They learned to walk, as well. I wouldn't worry about it. You can't raise them by the book. Too many different books.

Sheree, J, + j said...

Penny is soo cute!
I am almost tempted to challenge you to a cute-off with video of Jackson in the very same walker. I won't because there's a remote chance that Penny might take it. :)
Oh, and his legs work just fine for walking after spending months in that thing.

ps. Jackson says "beans".