Baby Walkers: Baby Toys That Help Baby To Walk
Comparing Baby Walkers to see which is the safest and the best for your baby.
Our little ones grow up so fast, don't they?
One day they're cradled in our arms and before long they're attempting to take their first steps!
It's an emotional time when our babies fast become toddlers, but there are plenty of products out there to help aid their development at a healthy pace.
Baby walkers, baby bouncers and baby jumpers
Baby walkers, baby bouncers and baby jumpers; these are all aimed at helping babies find their balance when on two feet and increasing their confidence in doing so.
There's a wide variety of different products which will assist your baby in taking their first steps, but which ones to choose?
Woodpecker Baby Walker - Plan Toys
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There are traditional wooden styles of baby walkers available on the market today, such as the Woodpecker Baby Walker by Plan Toys.
This nice and simple walker makes a fun noise as it is pushed along, encouraging your baby to keep moving forward.
Accompanied by two moving wooden woodpeckers on the front, it will keep your little one amused for hours and, for the environmentally-conscious parent, the product is made with the planet in mind.
Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
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On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is all-singing-all-dancing!
Featuring a durable plastic foldaway walker with vibrant colors and a whole range of activities to enjoy on the front, your baby will never get bored!
Lights, sounds, buttons, spinning shapes and even a little telephone will keep them entertained and the front panel can even be removed and used as a floor toy.
Chicco Toys Play N Ride Train
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Role Play Walkers
To add an element of role play to the walking experience, you can choose a baby walker designed to look like a train or motorcycle!
The Chicco Toys Play N Ride Train adds something new to the experience but still offers the same help in developing motor skills.
Fisher Price Jumperoo
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Introduce baby to a place full of exciting sights and sounds and lots of safe jumping fun with the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo. Designed for use by a child who is able to ...Fisher-Price / Only $89.99
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If your baby isn't quite ready to attempt their first steps, there's always the baby bouncer or jumper.
These are usually either attached to the doorway or free standing.
The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is a very safe, high quality and fun baby jumper with a durable frame for peace of mind.
It offers a comfortable, rotating seat so that the attached toys can be enjoyed at all angles, plus this allows your baby the freedom of movement whilst still developing balance.
Overusing jumping seats should also be monitored, as there are some links between using them for long periods and having babies walking on their tiptoes. It has to do with the way the hamstrings are developed. For more information, you could check the ParentsAsTeachers.org and Zerotothree.org websites. By SheilaMarie
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Babies will grow up so fast but as long as they have the correct support and the right learning aids, both themselves and their parents will enjoy the experience, every step of the way.
Sitting-style walker: Chicco DJ
this walker includes a safety feature which will force it to brake if stairs or steps are approached.
Sitting Style Walker
Some parents may choose the 'sitting' style walker for their baby when they are just learning to balance, as many of them offer support from all sides, while still encouraging babies to use their balance.
Products such as the Chicco DJ Walker are used for active babies finding their feet because it includes a very comfortable padded seat and an electronic station with music, sounds and lights.
This baby walker also takes into account the needs of the parents, too – the seat is fully washable and this walker includes a safety feature which will force it to brake if stairs or steps are approached.
However, please be aware of the dangers in tripping down stairs- see quote.
The reason why sitting style walkers are generally not recommended
"I used to work as a parent educator with Parents As Teachers, during which I visited families with babies each month bringing child development and parenting advice. One of the points we always made to parents was to warn them against using baby walkers -- the kind the baby sits in and has wheels attached. These walkers have been linked to many accidents in which babies have tumbled down the stairs or pulled hot pots off the stove, etc. There was an attempt to ban them altogether, though that attempt was not successful. (However), The walker aids that the baby holds on to and walks behind seem to be okay." by SheilaMarie