If you have a child that is learning to walk, you’ll want this product.
When my son was a cruiser just learning to walk, my back was constantly aching at having to bend over to aid my eager walker. And I often wondered if his poor little arms and shoulders were so tired of being tugged and pulled upwards as I held them. I remember at one point getting a large towel or blanket and wrapping it around his stomach while I held both ends behind him. It made it easier for me not to have to lean over so far and it took the stress off of his arms and shoulders. Though it built his confidence quickly, I continuously worried about him tipping backwards without any support.
Now with my 9 month old daughter standing unaided for prolonged periods and trying to take those first steps towards walking, I found myself in the same predicament.
It’s much like what I was trying to accomplish with the towel/blanket but in a much safer “package.” An easy to fasten velcro and buckle around her chest help keep my little bug safe from falls as she learns to walk hands-free and seemingly independently. What a great concept! It’s all adjustable, padded, and the straps are even detachable – that makes it so you can keep the Walking Wings attached even when not in use, and then easily attach the handles when ready to use again. I LOVE this product!
Benefits for the Baby:
- Balances more naturally with hands free
- Builds confidence in taking steps
- Gains a sense of control & freedom
- Fewer falls
Benefits for the Parent:
- Reduces back pain from bending over
- No tugging & twisting on little arms
- Adjustable to your height
- Easy to use
- Pediatrician recommended, as it avoids injuries (shoulder and elbow dislocation) during the learning-to-walk phase.
- 100% cotton
- Machine washable and dryer-safe
- Vest fits 19-26 inch chest circumference
- Straps hold up to 155 lbs and buckles hold up to 200 lbs before breaking
Note: Use Walking Wings only once your baby is showing clear signs that he or she is ready to practice walking. If your baby has good balance, can weight bear unassisted and is clearly motivated and interested in walking, he/she is ready for the Walking Wings.
Here’s my little cruiser trying out the Walking Wings. Ignore the fact that she was just not interested in walking during this video. She just wanted to crawl as fast as possible to her destination.
About UpSpring Baby
UpSpring Baby, founded in 2005 and based in Austin, Texas, is a premiere parenting and child consumer healthcare company that delivers peace of mind products with convenient solutions to everyday life. Founded by momprenuers, the company is dedicated to offering parents and children the most innovative and trustworthy health, wellness and safety products available in the baby care industry.
BUY: Walking Wings is available on UpSpring Baby‘s online store for $19.99 (20% discount) or at retailers nationwide for $24.99. Use their store locator to find a store near you. A few of the online retailers where you can find Walking Wings are Babies R Us, Target and at a reduced price at Amazon (with free shipping).
HOW TO ENTER:
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