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Baby walker related injuries--a continuing problem.
  1. T J Coats,
  2. M Allen
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary, U.K.


    Baby walkers have been associated with burns, head trauma and other types of injury. A retrospective study of all infants under the age of two years attending an accident and emergency unit demonstrated 22 injuries associated with baby walkers from a total of 1049 attendances. The most serious injuries were three skull fractures, with the most common mechanism being of a fall downstairs in the walker. Injury while in a baby walker occurred with a similar frequency to injury due to road traffic accidents. We conclude that despite previous warnings Baby Walkers still represent a considerable hazard to infants.

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