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June 8, 2017

IT’S ALL ABOUT BABY STEPS

Most of my friends are now married and have children. While the average now is still at two kids there are some that have been blessed with more (I have one friend who already has 7 kids!). There are also those who have just started and still have little ones below 2 years old. Gift giving has gotten a little bit more complicated when the kids started coming but most of my mom friends always tell me to just get them something practical and useful or educational.

A recent discovery, from one of my friends who is a new mom and also the creator of this line, is the andador.

The Andador is our traditional Filipino baby walker. The design is composed of two rings – a large ring that serves as the base and a smaller ring on top where the baby can hang on to while learning how to walk. Rattan is the material of choice to provide ample support for the baby without weighing them down while they walk.
My friend puts a modern twist to these traditional baby walkers by adding bells and colorful and patterned ribbons to make it look bright and lively and appealing to both moms and babies.

​She also adds some cushioning to the top ring for added baby comfort.

The debate as to whether or not babies should use commercial walkers for training continues. There are some who say walkers delay learning to sit up, walk and crawl because babies can’t see their feet while they walk resulting in abnormal walking patters and are unsafe because it has wheels. The andador, however, has gotten better reviews.

Since the andador has no wheels it is considered to be safer because it lessens the possibility of the baby rolling over. It is also more helpful for the baby because without the wheels they are really able to practice walking on their own. Plus the open design of the andador doesn’t hinder development of spatial perception. Best of all, it’s more affordable than commercial walkers (it’s only P 1,250).

Check out the entire line on Facebook.

 

 

Photos from Andador’s Facebook page 

 

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6 Comments on “IT’S ALL ABOUT BABY STEPS”

  • Ness says August 18, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Hi, where can I buy the andador? Thank you

  • Melna says February 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Where i can buy this andador? Pls reply asap

    Thanks

  • Myrna G Bello says July 22, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Where i can buy this rattan andador

  • Fenil Parekh says September 26, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Hello,

    From where can I buy this traditional walker?

  • Chi Laureola says October 6, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Where can i buy the blue andador for my apo ? How much ?

  • Ryan Myers says June 5, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Is there anywhere you can still buy these?

 


 

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