Choosing medical walkers for children can be difficult. The issue can be an emotional one for parents who never anticipated that their child might need assistance with mobility. Moreover, pediatric walkers do not have the same wide variety of styles and features that adult walkers do, which can make it difficult to find one to suit your child’s needs. However, once you fully understand the choices available, it can be much easier to decide on a child’s walker.
The Guardian Child/Toddler Folding Walker is a basic, economical option. This lightweight aluminum child’s walker is available in two sizes: the “toddler” size is built for users 3’4” to 4” tall, while the “child” size is meant for users 4’ to 4’8” tall. Both sizes feature height adjustable legs set wide to provide the best possible balance. This walker has comfortable vinyl handgrips and folds for travel, but few other features.
A better option is the Drive Wenzelite Glider Walker. This pediatric walker is available in three sizes, and even offers a few color options to make it a little more appealing to children. It has several options of handle design, including arm platforms available for separates purchase. But what really sets this walker apart is the front wheels. Much like with adult wheeled walkers, wheeled children’s walkers are easier to use and less tiring overall.
Posterior posture walkers are a special type of walker meant to improve balance and coordination, especially during a period of recovery. The Drive Nimbo Posterior Posture Walker is specifically designed for this purpose, allowing the user great freedom of movement at all times. The four wheels make it easy to use, and the optional seat ensures that the child will never get overtired while using their walker.
While it can be overwhelming to look for a walker for a child, knowing the facts can be a great relief. Be sure to check our Tips and Advice Center for more information of walkers and mobility aids.