When we were expecting or first child, we closely researched every single little thing we had to purchase in preparation. Whether it was a big piece we knew we’d use every day or something small and more occasional, we wanted to make very sure that we just the absolute best option.
Online shopping and reading reviews from other buyers helped us immensely, so when a friend asked us to help them decide on a baby walker for their coming little one, we repeated the process for them in order to make a whole list of quality recommendations!
Best Baby Walkers
Why not share that list elsewhere, so all kinds of parents can see the best options we found too? Here are the nine baby walkers we liked best.
Rather than buying your child the kind of walker that supports them in a seat and lets them scoot around, would you actually prefer to get the kind that helps them stand upright and walk with support until they’re ready to walk on their own? Then maybe VTech has what you need right off the bat!
Rather than just being a walker, this particular piece has a whole centre of activities on the front, making it an appealing toy even before your child is actually ready to haul their weight up and take steps. The buttons, sounds lights, and textures are certainly enticing enough to get their interest in it, though, once they’re ready to start pushing it forward for supported steps.
- It features a ton of entertainment options.
- Steady walker with multiple color options.
- Some parents find the electronic areas to be overstimulating for their kids.
Is the kind of walker we mentioned that actually seats your child and supports them from the bottom while they learn how to take steps actually precisely the kind of walker you’re looking for? Well, if minimalism and function is what you’re aiming for in the basic essentials, then maybe this model from Joovy might be the perfect thing for you.
As this piece gives your child a comfortable seat for when your hands are busy, it also gives them a convenient tray on which to eat or play and a set of safe wheels to help them strengthen their leg muscles, gain experience navigating spaces, and explore more. Sure, they can do some of this exploration while crawling as well, but it’s nice that the tray provides a safety buffer when you have to do something that requires your attention for a brief moment.
- The tray is dishwasher safe.
- Seat pad is also easy to wash.
- The top height setting isn’t suitable for taller babies.
Are you intrigued by both of the ideas we’ve shown you so far but you can’t help wishing you could pick and choose a few features of each one to provide your child in one convenient piece? Then we’d be willing to bet that this walker seat from Bright Starts will be a little more up your alley!
This model features all the fun toys that you saw on the first one, but this time on a little tabletop rather than on a mobile walker. Around that table is a wheeled seat somewhat like what you saw above but, instead of being free to wheel around the room, your child’s pushing feet lets them propel themselves circularly around the outside of the table so they can play with all different parts. It’s a more stationary option, but with a lot of interest and the same amount of leg strengthening action.
- Mixes in the walker feature with an activity center.
- Features lots of activities.
- A bit expensive.
Are you still feeling quite settled on the idea of investing in a free walker like the white one we showed you but you can’t help wishing it was a little more play based like the others, rather than just having a plain tray? Then we’d encourage you to check out this design from Bright Starts that gives you precisely that!
For starters, this walker design is wonderfully bright and colourful, which is appealing right off the bat. Its square base is quite well shaped for fitting through conventional hallways and doorways and its also a shape that provides solidity so that Baby can’t tip the walker no matter how enthusiastically they move. Finally, the toys built into the place where many other designs have a plain tray provide a little extra entertainment and learning opportunity.
- Comes with removable electronic toy to keep your baby entertained.
- Has three height adjustment settings.
- Wheels have a hard time on thicker carpet.
Did we almost have you feeling convinced with the design above but you’re actually so taken with the idea of getting a walker that’s a little more bright and fun that you can’t help wondering if there are more silly and themed designs that are even more fun? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at this version from Cosco Products!
Obviously the first point of appeal is the fact that the walker is coloured and themed to look like a little monster, this walker also provides the same kind of comfy fabric seat and square base as before, which is good since those are solid features. The other perk is the fact that this model hits a balance somewhere between the choice between a tray or some toys, giving you a small tray in the centre with a standing toy on either side, making it great for snacks and play all at once.
- Looks super cute and it’s attractive for kids.
- Insert tray is dishwasher safe.
- The seat supports more of a sitting position rather than a standing one.
If you’re going to choose your child a fun, themed walker, would you rather pick something a little boyish and more adventurous? Then we have a strong feeling you’ll get a kick out of the way this design from Kids Embraceis themed after a superhero!
Any comic book lover (and most people who aren’t) will immediately recognize the logo on this little walker to by that “bat signal” and the car shape at the top to be modelled after the “bat mobile”. This walker is, of course, meant for baby Batman! It also has more practical features, like a safe square base and toys on the front tray to keep your little one busy on breaks between zooming around.
- Walker looks super cute with Batman or Batgirl theme.
- Affordable price.
- Steering wheel and gear shifter are a bit close together, so watch out for little hands getting stuck.
Did you find, with your first child, that they grew out of the walker very quickly indeed and hardly fit in it anymore before they were even ready for their first unsupported steps because the seat was too low to the ground? Then we think you might better appreciate the features offered by this design from Yu Ken!
This uniquely shaped walker might be a little on the plain side compared to ones with all kinds of colour, theming, and toys, but that’s all made up for in the way that this design can be adjusted. Its extendable legs let you heighten the seat as your baby grows taller, helping the functionality of the piece last a little longer so you get the most out of it.
- Affordable price.
- Easy to wash.
- It’s a bit basic, with little to keep the kids entertained.
Did you really love the idea of giving your child a walker that looks like a little car because the idea of them zooming around like they’re a race car driver is too cute to resist, but you’re not attached to the Batman theme that we showed you before? Then we think you might find more appreciation for this simpler design offered by Storkcraft!
Upon first look it doesn’t appear that this walker features toys on the top like some of the others until you realize that the “dashboard” of the car is actually interactive; the steering wheel turns, the horn beeps, and there are all kinds of switches that give your child a bit of sensory play as they wheel.
- Good entertainment features.
- Stable and foldable.
- It’s not very durable.
Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of a piece that’s a little more adaptable, changing with your child as they grow and really taking your money that extra mile? Then we’re convinced this last suggestion from Skip Hop might be just the one for you!
When your child is smaller, this play station stands stationary, giving you a safe place to set them where they can play with all kinds of sensory based things, both on top and below. There are interactive toys all around the outside top, placed in a 360 degree direction because the seat swivels, letting your child spin the seat around. Underneath the seat is a snap on bounce surface, like a trampoline, and a set of musical and light up foot pedals, each of which gives your child an exciting touch and sound experience. Once they’ve grown enough to want to start pushing themselves around, unsnap the bottom mat, extend the legs, and attach the new base with wheels so the play station becomes mobile.
- Turns into a play table when babies outgrow the walker.
- Easy to keep clean.
- It’s rather expensive.
Do you know someone who has been on the lookout for great new baby walker options but they’re in need of a few more suggestions before they make their decision? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of options and information to consider!