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SBP advises against use of walkers and warning about risks to children

Doctor points dangers of injury and even death to children, besides the inefficiency of the equipment in the process of gait

 
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The president of the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics, Eduardo Vaz, is warning parents and guardians of children in the first year of life about the dangers that the walker equipment that provides support to children who have not yet begun to walk, to represent them. The doctor points out that lack of security is so severe that walkers should be banned by law and removed from the market.

Every pediatrician knows that the walker is a device that only brings damage, either by its absolute uselessness in the acquisition process of the march, but especially by the major security risks, which include not only the risk of potentially lethal head injuries, but also burns, poisonings and drownings until says.

According to Vaz, in view of the considerable risks and the total lack of evidence of any benefit associated with walkers, many organizations focused on health care for the child have recommended a ban on their production and sale. More detailed information can be found in the reports of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the joint statement of the European Child Safety Alliance and ANEC. However, until now, Canada was the only country to establish a ban on the sale and use of walkers, with fine provided for offenders, says the expert.

The Brazilian Society of Pediatrics, through its Scientific Security Department, is leading a campaign to ban the sale of baby walkers in Brazil, but considering regulatory obstacles and economic interests, as immediate action is advising healthcare professionals to act in their communities, advising patients about the risks of walkers and why they should be banned.

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