Only in Canada, eh. Baby walkers are banned in Canada. Seriously, they really are. Not only are they banned, but the penalties for owning and the sale and distribution of them are severely harsh, even for private homes, lawn sales and flea markets. But the ban got me thinking. Why are baby walkers banned in Canada? They are used the world over, and babies certainly enjoy using them. They don’t look all that criminal, and they certainly aren’t addictive. I even used them for my own children, which I guess makes me relieved that I’m not Canadian.
If you don’t know what a baby walker is, it’s a device that allows babies that can’t walk yet to get mobile. They consist of a sling that holds the baby up in a frame that has wheels on it. The baby can touch the floor with their feet and propel themselves around the house. Many modern walkers are also adorned with plenty of baby bling, such as rattles, mirrors and other toys.