Dad's genius hack to help is baby learn to walk

This simple dad hack makes for a happy parent and a happy baby.
This simple dad hack makes for a happy parent and a happy baby. Photo: YouTube/Gerry Bell

Becoming a parent brings about a whole host of back breaking realisations for tall people. Pram handles need to be adjustable and it's a long way down to the floor to play with baby. Even for shorter people, by the end of baby's first year looking after your back is a priority.

Consider then this ingenious hack from Canadian dad Gerry Bell, whose height made it painful to aid his 10-month-old son Cayden with walking.

He says that both he and his wife Katherine are tall and he enlisted the help of a hoola hoop to assist Cayden taking his first fledgling steps towards walking, without hurting their backs.

He simply holds the top of the hoop and Cayden holds the bottom. It's simple, inexpensive and really rather genius.

See Gerry's hack in action with a very-pleased-with-himself baby Cayden.