Types of Baby Walker
There are two types of baby walkers in the market. You can choose between a seated walker or a sit to stand walker. The difference in the two, as you guessed is one has the child in a seat while the other requires the child to be standing.
There are pros and cons to both, but ultimately, it’s up to what best suits you and your child as well as other activity centers you’ve bought for your child for example if you have a stationary play center a standing walker adds to a child entertainment.
Babies generally start to take their first baby steps between the ages of 12 and 15 months. A walker helps them by maintaining balance, stability and providing assistance while they begin to explore their surroundings in a new way younger.
The benefits of having a seated walker is having a place to play and eat, as almost all seated walkers come with a tray. Depending on the model and make, they also come with neat entertainment features.
Sit-To-Stand walkers are cheaper, they have entertainment features on the front that kids love to play with.
No matter which type of walker you buy, parental supervision is required. Unfortunately, baby walkers are known to be safety concern. Parents just don’t realize how fast and far a baby can move once they start to get a hang of using a walker. This leads to kids falling down stairs, pools and into furniture.
It’s vital that you never leave your baby unsupervised and around unsafe things, this includes hazardous items that a baby with a walker can easily reach.
Once you determine if a seated walker or a sit to standing walker is best for your family, there are a few top tips to consider before buying such as entertainment console, padding & fabric, adjustability, safety features and portability.
Seated Baby Walkers
Safety 1st Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Walker
The Discovery walker comes with a machine washable padded seat, it has 3 adjustable heights and features 5 playful dinosaur toy entertainment center complete with lights and sounds. This walker does have grip strips making it difficult for babies to move on uneven surfaces as a safety feature.
This walker is made out of hard plastic so your kid and bump and ram it into anything they like. It’s easy to clean and wipe down.
Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Walker
The Baby Nepture walker is sturdy and unique. It features a toy station complete with light and sounds. It’s simple and basic. Its wheels are smaller and are designed only to move forward and backwards. They also have a tendency to flip with bigger kids.
Disney Winnie The Pooh Music and Lights Walker
This Disney baby walker features 12 Winnie the Pooh songs and 4 toys. It has 3 adjustable heights and a large play tray. This walker works on carpets and has a machine washable padded seat.
The tray locks in different positions, easy to set up and is study.
Stork Craft Mini-Speedster Activity Walker
The Mini-Speedster features a steering wheel, lights and sounds giving you the feeling that your baby is in a bumper car. The main selling point is the car theme, and with the steering wheel and dash being removable is perfect for playing with on the floor. The walker does have a swiveling wheels allowing for full rotation.
Sit-To-Stand Baby Walkers
Fisher-Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker
This walker is inexpensive and features assorting activities from turning gears, spinning panels and a center spinning ball. You do get what you pay for, this walker is light weight and some parents complain about its quality and sturdiness.
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
The Vtech Learning walker features musical notes, rollers, sorters and light up buttons. The pretend phone is also a neat addon after the 70 different sound effects it plays. This walker is easy to assemble, super interactive and will keep the little one busy. The build quality is nice, especially for the price and comes with batteries unlike some of the other walkers. The wheels do have a brake option so it doesn’t roll away, which all walkers should have.
Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker
Fisher Price created a simple walker that teaches when the baby interacts with it. It plays the 123’s and the ABC’s. It plays songs and phrases and for the price, is worth it. It would have been nice if they added brakes as it does roll away when the little ones are interacting with the entertainment center.