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The Juppy Walker is a safer alternative to the old walkers that a lot of our parents used with us when we were children. It is a training aid for teaching babies how to walk. Parents are involved in the use of the Juppy Walker, so baby isn’t left unattended. The Juppy Walker has been designed to help the strain of our backs since it has straps to hold onto. You know how we all stoop and lean over holding our babies hands to assist them when they are getting ready to walk on their own, this seems to be a viable option to save on our backs. I think I’d miss holding onto my babies hands and the personal contact though, but parents with bad backs etc. it could really help them.
The Juppy is very portable and comes in a little storage pouch in which the walker is folded up and placed inside. It can easily fit into a purse or diaper bag. It is also very affordable costing only $19.95.
The Juppy Walker is one size fits all and the only thing that can or needs to be adjusted are the straps parents hold onto, which consists of a plastic buckle clasp similar to those found on portable high chairs, strollers or kids snow pants. The Juppy is made of thick canvas, as a zipper opening in the front making it very easy and convenient to place baby into. It is also machine washable, a definite plus!
Tip: Some older babies may not like the confinement of the Juppy. We tried this on our two year old just to see how convenient it was to use etc. and since he is older he did not like the experience at all! So a suggestion for the younger babies starting to walk and reacting the same way would be to start out using the Juppy in small increments of time and gradually increasing that time over a few days. Just to help them get use to it.
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