I've seen posters here say that they don't think a child should be put into a position they cannot physically get themselves into- ex they shouldn't be put in bumbos before they can sit, in jumpers/saucers before they can stand, walkers, etc. I've also seen this carry over to not walking a baby around holding on to their hands.
I sort of understand the bumbo/excersaucer thing. I really don't understand the walking thing... it seems perfectly reasonable to me that parents have been walking their toddlers around for eons. Also, from the time Emmy was teeny tiny I would prop her up into a sitting position on my lap. Or stand her up, or whatever.
Am I misunderstanding the reasoning? Or is there some purpose I don't understand?