Intended for healthcare professionals

Minerva

Putting the brakes on baby walkers . . . and other stories

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4066 (Published 04 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4066

Baby walkers

Young children who haven’t yet learned to walk enjoy using contraptions that give them more mobility. The problem is that this increased mobility can expose them to hazardous situations. A review of infant walker related injuries from the US finds that numbers of injuries have fallen substantially since improvement in safely standards—such as requiring these walkers to be too wide to fit through doors and having braking systems that engage automatically if one wheel comes off the ground (Paediatrics doi:10.1542/peds.2017-4332). Even so, the American Paediatric Association thinks there should be a comprehensive ban.

Measuring polyp size

A group of gastroenterologists has developed …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution

Subscribe

* For online subscription