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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Walker in the Park

Check out this happy camper showing off his new reverse walker!!

Henry's physical therapist hooked him up with this walker to help Henry get some practice walking. I will admit, I was pretty skeptical about the idea of Henry using a walker because he was never successful in walking with the "push toys" that pre-walkers often use for practice. Like this wagon that Calvin used to push Henry around in ;)

Or this one, also given to us by Henry's PT.

With the push toys, Henry was always more interested in chewing on the handles or playing with the toys on the front than he was pushing them. We could never persuade him to really walk with a push toy at all. 

He cruises around the furniture really well, but cruising is moving sideways and he needs practice walking forward. We have been helping him walk by holding his hands or his hips. The reverse walker will allow him to be more independent as he works on walking and I'm very happy to report that he is much more willing to actually walk with it than he was with the push toys!

We brought his walker on our camping trip last weekend. Check him out in action! Steering is going to be a problem for a while, I think... But, hey, he's on the go! One step at a time, as the saying goes!


  1. he'll get the hang of it and then watch out, sky's the limit. awesome job, everyone!! btw, I'm thinking, It's a good sign that he is holding on to the walker.

  2. oh yeah man! he is so close! come on Henry, you can do it!