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.