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30 of the Best Baby Walkers to Help your Child take those First Steps

Best Baby Walker Reviews

Posted by Amy T. on

Baby walkers are one of the most common parenting tools. They come in a category of toys that are primarily designed from the perspective of a parent. As a parent, a person wants their child to learn as early and as much as possible at the same time keeping the baby safe.

And as they say, "necessity is the mother of invention". This was the idea behind the apparatus that we call baby walker today.

Baby walkers can be defined in many ways,

Oxford dictionary defines them as,

"a wheeled frame in which a baby is suspended in a harness and can move itself about a room with its feet."

While one of the medical definitions by Melissa Conrad says it is,

"A device that allows a child to move about in a half-seated, half-upright position."

A technical person would, however, define them as,

"Infant walkers are closely resembling apparatuses, based on wheels-mounted frame principle, enabling kids of pre-walking age to glide seamlessly by using their lower limbs, under parental supervision."

Or they will probably go like,

"Child walkers belong to a category of devices, which support the children by an assembly, mounted on wheels and brakes apparatus. It is meant for infants of pre-walking age, who use their legs and feet to move glide freely in the house."

We can find an infinite number of definitions for a kid walker which would define the infant walker in terms of structure or its functions or sometimes both.

But regardless of the definition, Baby walkers are transition tool, helping a kid in the developmental transition from sitting to walking.

There might not be convincing data or studies available that infant walkers help babies in walking earlier but they are super fun toys that give the children early mobility.

Although it might not stimulate walking center in entirety but give additional learning advantage and do stimulate other centers of the brain which help in the growth and overall cognition of the child.

Therefore, one shouldn't see them as an essential walking tool but think of them as an entertainment tool which when employed correctly can improve the somatosensory and motor skills of the children.

Whether they are helpful or not is a separate discussion but for now, let's see, what's the hype about them?

Best baby walkers for 2020

Joovy Spoon baby walker Series:

Series has 4 basic designs

Joovy Spoon Charcoal

Joovy Spoon Charcoal

Charcoal is the most widely selected color with nearly 704 verified ratings.

Joovy Spoon Blueberry

Joovy Spoon Blueberry

456 customer verified ratings make it the 2nd most popular color for Joovy spoon.  

Joovy Spoon Greenie

Joovy Spoon Greenie

354 verified ratings suggest it is a fair selection of many customers. 

Joovy Spoon Red

Joovy Spoon Red

265 verified ratings make red one of the least selected colors.

It is 12.3 pounds with a maximum weight holding capacity of 30 pounds. It is one of the highest-rated ones and one of the customers described it to be "Rolls Royce" of the baby walkers.

User Rating: 4.5/5 and it ranks in the top-selling ratings at 1119.

Shipping weight of around 16 pounds.

  1. Budget:
It is an expensive walker and comes with an average price range between $$ to $$$ depending upon the region you're buying and the availability of the coupons.
  1. Stability and center of gravity:
This walker comes with a dimension of 27.8 x 25.5 x 18 inches. It has a wide base and they claim that your kid can do nothing to reach the sides and almost zero chances of impinging the finger between walker and the wall or toppling over.
  1. The durability of the product:
Users rating for the durability of the Joovy Spoon baby walker are 4.6/5
The seat pad is Sport quality durable 600D material with additional cushion pad support in the back.
The material is durable plastic PVC, BPA, and Polyethalate free with steel reinforcement and durable wheels.
The durability rating of the product is also 4.6/5 which reveals very high-quality material.
  1. Safety features:
Safety features include,
A wide broad base that keeps kids from getting their hands in awkward unwanted positions.
There is steel reinforcement in the baby walker to give it more strength and durability.
Anti-Stair padding is one of the most important safety features of the Joovy Spoon baby walker, which can effectively prevent the kid from falling downstairs.
Joovy spoon also has a certification which says that it complies with American Safety Standards for kid's safety. User rating for safety is 4.7/5
  1. Ease of use:
Joovy spoon baby walker comes with a fold-able configuration. Right from the packing, it comes in a compact form with the protective polystyrene sheets to provide safety through the travel.
The size of the walker easily allows it to store it anywhere starting from below the bed to cupboards to tight spaces in the attic.
Open size: 18 H x 25.5 W x 27.75 D inches
Folded size: 9 H x 25.5 W x 27.75 D inches
The Joovy Spoon Baby seat pad of baby walker durable, 'travel grade strength’ from their 600D material reinforced with soft padded seats which are both detachable as well as washable, not only by hands but also in a washing machine.
Joovy Spoon Baby walker also comes ready to use from the box. The only installment needed is the baby seat pad. There is no need to go over lengthy manuals to see how the baby walker should be assembled before use.
  1. Customizability:
There is an included extra-large size tray with an insert of removable dishwasher optimizing the Joovy spoon baby walker for being a perfect baby walker for snack time. It looks clean and aesthetic with an all-white design with a colored seat pad.
There are three different height options available in Joovy Spoon baby walker which provide for the growing child with a customizable baby walker according to the growing needs.
  1. Entertainment or fun factor:

There is plenty of room for favorite kid's toys due to a wide-based tray. Many of the kids' small attachable and non-attachable toys can be used with the product. User Rating: 4.3/5

Major Drawbacks:

  1. Height inconsistency is the single most reported problem. Many of the parents reporting that the walker was too short for their kiddo. Many of the parents with taller babies complained that the height was too short.
  2. Wheels don't lock
  3. High on budget
  4. Tall babies can come out
  5. Doesn't work well on carpets and bricked lanes,
  6. The seat isn't made up of easier to clean material.
  7. The white plastic stains very easily.

Sit to stand baby walkers:

V-Tech Sit to stand baby walkers

V-Tech Sit to stand baby walker

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    Age-appropriate 4.8

    Easy to assemble 4.8

    Giftable 4.8

    Sturdiness 4.7

    Volume control 4.7

    Versatility 4.7

    Colors: It comes in 4 basic colors.

    Blue

    Lavender

    Pink

    Orange

    Vtech baby walker is one of the best-rated infant walker products available and a prototype of sit-to-stand walkers.

    It is 5.85 pounds designed for children of 9 months to 3 years.

    User Rating: 4.8/5

    Shipping weight of approximately 7 pounds.

    Package Contents:

    • One electronic activity panel
    • One main walker body
    • Two legs with wheels
    • One walker handle
    • One telephone handset
    • One user’s manual
    1. Budget:

    It is a moderate budget baby walker with a high price for value and comes with an average price range in the thirties depending upon if you're buying a used one, then you can land up saving some bucks. New Vtech sits to stand baby walker can be bought at a good price depending upon the colors.

    1. Stability and center of gravity:

    This walker comes with a dimension of 16.5 inches x 14.2inches x 18.1 inches. It has a broad base and there are no safety hazards associated with it.

    1. The durability of the product:

    There is not much data available on the durability of the product.

    However, there is a warranty available which will replace its defective. One can easily buy all the individual parts of the Vtech sit to stand baby walker from their official website.

    The material of the baby walker is durable plastic and is BPA free.

    1. Safety features:

    Due to its non-traditional design, it has no safety warnings. However, its use is recommended to use only under the supervision of a parent.

    One of the safety features is that there is a rear-wheel traction setting available with 2 adjustable positions. Position one is for babies who are just learning to take their first steps.

    This position has the most tension on the wheels and will not allow the walker to move too quickly. Position two is intended for the more skillful walker. This position has less tension on the wheels and will allow the walker to move more freely.

    This allows parents to control the speed and amount of force needed to move Vtech sit to stand baby walker. However, it's not a braking system and for complete immobility, it must be placed against the wall.

    This doesn't let the walker to just slide from beneath the child. There are almost none incidences reported where it can fall from its natural working position.

    It can, however, fall sideways as the sitting kid might approach it and pull it from the side. Which makes it vulnerable to fall on the kid. But despite this, there are no major safety issues reported with Vtech sit to stand baby walker.

    1. Ease of use:

    Vtech sit-to-stand product doesn't come with any fold-able configuration.

    Right from the packing, it comes in with the protective polystyrene sheets to provide safety through the travel.

    Vtech sit to stand baby walker doesn't come ready to use from the box. Installment and assembly of various parts are required baby seat pad. One needs to go over user manuals to see how the baby walker should be assembled before use.

    Vtech sit to stand baby walker is not washable. They, however, recommend it to be kept under a moist cloth.

    1. Customizability:

    The activity module of the VTech sit to stand baby walker is detachable. For children below 6 months of age, activity panel can lie on the ground and they can play with it.

    After 6 months the activity panel is mounted on the unit itself with which the child can stand or lean-to play.

    There are no height adjustment options available in Vtech sit to stand baby walker.

    There is no food or other toy inoculation options available as for other baby walkers.

    1. Add on features and innovation:

    There is an additional activity box available with the baby walker in addition to the normal activity module.

    BABY JOY Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker, Kids Activity Centre, Entertainment Table w/Lights & Sounds, Music, Detachable Panel, Educational Push Toy for Babies, Toddlers

    BABY JOY Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

    Age-appropriate 4.8

    Easy to assemble 4.5

    Sturdiness 4.3

    Features included in this are quite like the Vtech. It features Songs and instrument, 3 Alphabets with cute buttons, a detachable panel, Rear-wheel adjustable speed, Non-slip tires, and all are fully tested with ASTM. It has an extra water tank for added stability.

    Specification:

    The colors available are Baby Blue. It has a dimension of 13" x 19" x 20" (L x W x H). The Front Wheel Length is 13" and Rear Wheel Length is 16.5".

    Unb Stroll Discover Activity Walker by Azaleahome

    Unb Stroll Discover Activity Walker by Azaleahome

    They don’t have an individual rating. It is a $$ product for 9 months to 36 months old children.

    There is an easy-to-remove activity panel which is amazing for the floor. It is loaded with many features and the most important feature is its ability of the legs to fold for easy storage.
    Features include
    1. Five light-up piano keys
    2. colors and numbers
    3. spinning gears
    4. a removable cell-phone
    5. Button for various animal voices, puppy button, sliding the mouse/batting the bird.
    6. Impressive 100 songs and melodies are ranging from various sounds to phrases.

    Assembled Product Weight is 6.24 pounds. This, when assembled, has a dimension of (L x W x H)5.83 x 20.87 x 15.00 Inches

    Xiangtat 4 in 1 Baby Walker, Toddler Push Music Walker, Education Learning Toys Toy

    Xiangtat 4 in 1 Baby Walker

    Easy to assemble 4.5

    Sturdiness 4.3

    Value for money 4.0

    Durability 3.8

    The assembled size of the walker is 34 x 46x 11cm. Actual Weight is 1.9kg and is one of the lightest baby walkers with a Price tag in the sixties.

    Major Drawbacks of this series:

    1. Does not fold, not compact for storage and transport purposes
    2. Wheels don't lock completely
    3. Needs assembly
    4. no stair proofing
    5. Is not made up of easy to clean material
    6. height is not adjustable

    Cosco Simple Steps Baby Walker

    Cosco Simple Steps Baby Walker

    Monster Shelley

    Monster Syd

    Easy to clean 4.8

    Easy to assemble 4.7

    Sturdiness 4.6

    Durability 4.6

    It is 8.5 pounds with a maximum weight holding capacity of 30 pounds. It is one of the highest-rated kid walkers.

    User Rating: 4.5/5 and a staggering 88 percent rate it 4/5 or higher and only 5 percent rate it as 1-star product. It ranks in the best-selling ratings at 2677.

    The shipping weight is roughly 8.7 pounds.

    It comes in two colors and designs based on the two monsters

    Monster Syd: a blue base, green frame, blue tray, and complimentary orange colors.

    Monster Shelley: a pink and purple based frame, a purple seat, and complementary colors for toys.

    It is a budget-friendly baby walker and comes with an average price range in the thirties depending upon the region you're buying and availability of the discounts and coupons.

    This walker comes with a dimension of 20.2”x 16.5” x 5.5 inches. It has a wide base as compared to the tray and frame which effectively blocks it from toppling over.

    The product is durable. It also comes with a manufacturer's warranty. The seat pad is Vinyl material with additional cushion pad support in the back.

    Safety features include

    A wide broad base Anti-Stair padding is one of the most important safety features of the baby walker, which can effectively prevent the kid from falling downstairs.

    It comes with a fold-able configuration. Right from the packing, it comes in a compact form The Joovy Spoon Baby seat pad of walker durable, soft padded seats which are both detachable as well as washable, not only by hand hands but also in a washing machine.

    This one also comes ready to use from the box.

    There are different height options available and it is the only walker that employs a zipper on the backseat which provides for the growing child with a customizable infant walker according to the growing needs.

    There is plenty of room for favorite kids' toys due to a wide-based tray. Many of the kids small attachable and non-attachable toys can be used with the product

    Baby Trend, Activity Walker Series:

    Easy to clean 4.5

    Sturdiness 4.3

    Easy to assemble 4.3

    Easy to fold 4.3

    Value for money 4.3

    Durability 4.2

    Baby Trend, Trend 2.0 Activity Walker, Blue Sprinkles, Blue

    Baby Trend, Trend 2.0 Activity Walker

    Baby Trend, Trend-Walker, Emily

    Baby Trend, Trend-Walker, Emily

    Baby Trend, Trend 3.0 Activity Walker Yellow Sprinkles, Silver/Multi

    Baby Trend, Trend 3.0 Activity Walker Yellow Sprinkles

    Baby Trend, Trend Walker Zoo-metry

    Baby Trend, Trend Walker Zoo-metry

    Baby Trend, Activity Walker series are closely related products, all are listed in the top 5 baby walkers in terms of top-selling and features. Because of the close resemblance, same company, and minor differences in real design, this all series is being described simultaneously.

    The whole series of infant walkers is a 6.1 pounds kid walker designed for children from 15 to 25 pounds. Trend 2.0 is one of the highest-selling infant walker among all products. It stands 495 overall in all baby products and as a ‘Number One’ in the baby walker category according to the bestseller ratings.

    User Rating: 4.3/5 with a mammoth 79% rating the product above 4/5 and only 6% rated to be a 1-star product.

    It has a shipping weight of approximately 9 pounds.

    Colors: It comes in 4 basic colors/designs.

    Blue Sprinkles: It has a yellow, blue to purplish schemed contrasting colors with a white tray and frame. It comes with Yellow wheels.

    Emily: It has a Pink schemed body with blue and yellow colors, the tray is white. Wheels are Purple. It has been rated Number 3 among the highest-rated ones.

    Yellow Sprinkles: It has a white schemed body with yellow colors, the tray is grey. Wheels are Yellow. It is among the top 30 best-rated baby walkers.

    Zoo-metry: It has a grey body with a yellow frame, the tray is yellow. The wheels are blue.

    Package Contents:

    1. Base
    2. Front Wheels
    3. Rear Wheels
    4. Seat
    5. Toy bar
    1. Budget:

    It is affordable with a high price for value and comes with an average price in the thirties depending upon the color scheme and the type of infant walker you are choosing. Essentially, they all look the same with the same color schemes applied differently and minor differences in the shapes of anti-stair padding.

    1. Stability and center of gravity:

    Baby Walker series has a broad base and adjustable height which makes it one stable kid walker. This walker comes with dimensions of 25.4 x 23.8 x 16.3 inches. It has the ground to top height of roughly 18 inches on the highest setting.

    1. The durability of the product:

    There is not much data available on the durability of the product Most of the data is by customer reviews.

    There is a manufacturer warranty available but applicable only for 180 days and that too in North America only.

    Warranty is null and void if there are any unnatural abuse and so many other conditions that we would rather not count it. Many customers complained about Cheap quality plastic and lesser sturdy wheels.

    The backseat is not elite by any means. Its washing instructions read, “Cannot be washed by machine”

    The material of the child walker is durable and if not PVC, BPA, and Polyethalate free does comply with safety warnings.

    1. Safety features:

    Most amazing thing was that it has one of the tall back-seat among most infant walker products which not only nicely supports the shoulders of the tot but also doesn’t let the child fall backward.

     However, its use is recommended to use only under the supervision of a parent. There is a braking system available.

    1. Ease of use:

    Being reasonably priced, it is not the greatest in terms of ease to use. this series of infant walkers does come with an easy to fold configuration but folding

    This series doesn't come ready to use from the box. Assembly is required. All steps are explained in a user manual.

    The Walker series has a disadvantage of machine un-washable seat fabric. It tears off easily.

    1. Customizability:

    It mostly lacks the customizability of being budget-friendly. The Play toys of the baby walker are detachable. One can incorporate the food play and other games can be employed with a child walker only if the stock toys are removed.

    There are 3 adjustable height options available.

    1. Entertainment or fun factor:
    One of the customers describes entertainment toys as “Low-quality toys with cheaper quality plastic”. It is not by any means ideal or highly rated for entertainment and fun factor.
    1. Add on features and innovation:

    This is an affordable walker so there is no add on features available.

    Major Drawbacks:

    1. Less Durable
    2. Doesn’t work on carpets at all
    3. Needs assembly
    4. The seat pad is not machine washable
    5. Seat and wheels are not durable
    6. Poor quality entertainment toys

    Safety 1st Dino Sounds 'n Lights Discovery Baby Walker with Activity Tray

    Safety 1st Dino Sounds 'n Lights Discovery Baby Walker with Activity Tray

      Easy to clean 4.3

      Durability 4.2

      Easy to assemble 4.2

      Easy to fold 3.8

      Safety 1st Dino Sounds 'n Lights Discovery Baby Walker with Activity Tray is 11.02 pounds and is intended for children from 15 to 25 pounds.

      It is the 2nd most-selling baby walker among all products. It stands 505 overall in all baby products and second only to ‘baby trend 2.0, Activity walker’ in the baby walker category according to the bestseller ratings.

      User Rating: 4/5 with a 72% rating the product above 4/5 and only 10% rated it to be a 1-star product.

      It has a shipping weight of approximately 11.3 pounds. 

      Colors: It comes in only one basic color/design. 

      Blue Sprinkles: It has a blue base, Dirty Green schemed frame, and play toys with a yellow tray and dinosaur-based check design on the backseat. It comes with green wheels. 

      Package Contents:

      1. Base
      2. Tray assembly
      3. Fabric seat (partially assembled)
      4. Front casters (2)
      5. Seat supports
      6. Left activity tray
      7. Right activity tray
      8. Spinner palm tree
      9. Baby dinosaur
      1. Budget:

      Safety First is affordable.

      1. Stability and center of gravity:

      Safety First Baby Walker also features a broad base, and 3 steps adjustable height according to the height of the child which makes it one stable infant walker. This walker comes with a dimension of 24 x 28.1 x 22.5 inches.

      This kid walker has the added advantage of being taller than the other products available. So, if your kid has long legs or is slightly older, up to 9 months, this should be your choice.

      1. The durability of the product:

      One thing this walker excels in every other walker almost is the Sturdiness and durability. This features one strongest frame with the weight carrying capability more than almost any other one.

      There is a manufacturer warranty available applicable up to one year, so durability is one of the strongest aspects of this. They will replace or repair the product for cost if any defects are found.

      The backseat is not very decent, by every means. Its washing instructions tell us that it is machine washable with cold water and drip dry, but they, however, prohibit the use of bleaching.

      This is a durable product. BPA and Polyethalate free do comply with safety warnings.

      1. Safety features:

      It has decent back-seat but does not feature a desirably tall backseat which makes it safe and nicely supports the shoulders. However, its use is recommended to use only under the supervision of a parent. 

      No stationary braking system available.

      1. Ease of use:

      It is decent in terms of ease to use. this series comes with an easy to fold configuration and can be easily slid in the tight Spaces.

      It doesn't come ready to use from the box. Assembly is required. All steps are explained in detail, easy on the eye’s user manual. 

      The back seat is machine washable with cold water with drip dry but they recommend it should not be bleached. 

      1. Customizability:

      There are 3 adjustable height options.

      Mealtime activities and other play toys can be used with this. There are two pockets in which one can store and keep other toys.

      1. Entertainment or fun factor:

      There are several interactive toys on top of this walker: 

      There is a purple dinosaur that turns with a clicking sound, and the fins/wings of the dinosaur are crinkly.

      There is a ‘spinning potato bug’ which has small beds that make peculiar voices inside. 

      There is a spring-mounted ‘palm tree’, 

      ‘light up dinosaur’ cycles through 4 different ‘QUIET’ tunes/ nature sounds when pressed. 

       The ‘opening trays’ come handy for holding more toys or for food and meal-time activities

       The sounds are quieter, closer to nature and not obnoxious- they are pleasant to hear over and over.

      1. Add on features and innovation:

      The activity center with various features makes it one of the lucrative baby walkers in terms of add on features.

      Major Drawbacks:

      1. Tall Height, not suited for short kids
      2. Doesn’t work well on carpets
      3. Needs assembly using a user manual
      4. The back Seat pad is not tall
      5. Toys are not durable
      6. The tendency to move backward

      Bright Starts Baby Walker Series:

        Floral Friends

        Bright Starts Floral Friends

        Giggling Safari

        Bright Starts Giggling Safari walker

        Easy to assemble 4.7

        Sturdiness 4.6

        Value for money 4.5

        Easy to clean 4.5

        Easy to fold 4.4

        Durability 4.1

        Colors: It comes in 2 basic colors. 

        Floral Friends: comes with verified 122 ratings. It has a pinkish to a purplish schemed walker with bluish wheels. 

        Giggling Safari: comes with verified 94 ratings. It is a jungle schemed baby walker with jungle green tray and a bluish base. The wheels are bright red.     

        In this series, only floral friends and giggling safari come in the top 25 spots of the top 100 top-selling infant walkers.

        Bright Starts Baby Walker is 10.8 pounds and meant for children up to 26 pounds. It's a premium choice for girls. It stands 1238 overall in all baby products and as a number 5 in the baby walker category according to the ratings.

        So, it is obvious from their product description that they intend to make it a truly aesthetic and all about mobility.

        User Rating: 4.6/5 with a gigantic 81% rating the product 5/5 and only 4% rated it to be a 1-star product.

        The product has a shipping weight of around 10.8 pounds. 

        Package Contents:

        1. Base
        2. frame with the table surface
        3. backrest
        4. seat pad
        5. 2 link-loop
        6. toy bar
        1. Budget:

        It is a moderate budget baby walker with a high price for value. It gives us one of the customers described, Good value for its asking price. 

        1. Stability and center of gravity:

        Bright Starts Baby Walker has a broad base, a tall backseat, adjustable height which makes it a stable infant walker. This walker comes with a dimension of 28 inches x 25 inches x 20 inches. It has the ground to top height of 18 inches on the highest setting.

        1. The durability of the product:

        There is not much data available on the durability of the product.

        There is a manufacturer's warranty available. Many customers complained about the replacement of wheels which was available. 

        The backseat is decent but by no means elite in the business. Its washing instructions read,” Machine wash with cold water, gentle cycle. No bleach. Tumble dry, low heat.”

        High-quality BPA free plastic is used as the main material.

        1. Safety features:

        Most amazing thing was that it has one of the tallest seats among all baby walker products which not only nicely supports the shoulders of the child but also doesn’t let the baby fall backward.

        The openings for the legs are narrow and don’t let the kid come out of the walker even if intended. 

        However, its use is recommended to use only under the supervision of a parent. There is a braking system available only for front wheels.

        Theoretically speaking the tot can slide back down the stairs but they ask their customers on to stair proof the building before use.

        1. Ease of use:

        This series of baby walker comes with an easy to fold configuration. You can easily fold it below the bed or any cupboard.

        It doesn't come ready to use from the box. Assembly is required but it is rated as the easiest design to assemble with an average rating of 4.7/5. All steps are explained in a user manual. 

        Vtech sit to stand baby walker has washable seat and cleanable metallic and plastic frame which can be easily washed. 

        1. Customizability:

        The Play toys of the baby walker are detachable. One can incorporate the food play and other games can be employed with a baby walker.

        There are 3 adjustable height options available in a baby walker.

        1. Entertainment or fun factor:

        There are 3 colored rings and two detachable toys on the baby walker which the child can play and interact while playing.

        1. Add on features and innovation:

        This is inexpensive so there is no add on features available.

        Disney Baby Minnie Mouse. Peek-A-Boo, Stars, and smile

        Disney Baby Minnie Mouse

          Stars and Smile

          Easy to assemble 4.7

          Easy to clean 4.7 

          Sturdiness 4.5

          Durability 4.3

          Colors: it comes in two colors and designs,

          Peek-A-Boo 

          Stars and Smile

          It is 12 pounds with a maximum weight holding capacity of 30 pounds. It is one of the highest-rated baby walkers available, cute, and Disney oriented.

          User Rating: 4.4/5 and a tremendous 84 percent rate it 4/5 or higher and only 5 percent rate it as 1-star product. it ranks in the elite-seller ratings at 122.

          The shipping weight is around 12.7 pounds.

          But it’s not about just the ratings because if your child is a Disney lover, this might be the walker for you.

          It is inexpensive and comes with an average price range in the fifties depending upon the region you're buying and availability of the discounts and coupons. 

          This walker comes with dimensions of 31 x 21.5 x 24 inches. The seat pad is Vinyl material with additional cushion pad support in the back.

          A wide broad base Anti-Stair padding is one of the most important safety features of the baby walker, which can effectively prevent the kid from falling downstairs. It comes in a foldable configuration and features a machine-washable cloth.

          There are different height options available. There is a removable Activity center, made by Bright Starts, which is full of “Minnie's magical fun” with

          1. Musical piano keys, 
          2. A squeaker toy and spinning roller ball.

          Disney Baby Ready, Set, Walk! 2.0 Developmental Walker

          Disney Baby Ready, Set, Walk

          Designs/Colors:

          Minnie Bowtiful

          Mickey Constellation

          Mickey Silo

          Minnie Flower Power 2

          Lightweight 4.7

          Easy to assemble 4.6

          Easy to clean 4.6

          Sturdiness 4.5

          Durability 4.5

          Maneuverability 4.4

          It is 8 pounds with a maximum weight holding capacity of approx. 30 pounds planned for 0 to 12 months old. Cute and Disney oriented Minnie, mickey mouse inspired baby walker is extremely suited for girls.

          User Rating: 4.3/5 and approx. more than 80 percent rate it 4/5 or higher and only 4 percent rate it as 1-star product. it ranks in the best-seller ratings in the top 100.

          It has a shipping weight of roughly 8 pounds.

          It is one of the lightest walkers available on the market. It has a foldable configuration and easy to wash machine seats.

          It is affordable and comes with an average price range in the fifties depending upon the region you're buying and availability of the discounts and coupons. 

          This walker comes with dimensions of 24.2 x 7.2 x 27.5 inches. The seat is padded and machine washable

          There are three different height options available. There are three fun toys available, which stimulate multiple developmental activities. 12 melodies are included to amuse and stimulating the visual and auditory senses

          Major Drawbacks:

          1. Difficult to fold, 
          2. Back Wheels don't lock
          3. Needs assembly
          4. no reliable stair proofing
          5. Seat and wheels are not durable
          6. No instructions for assembly, just images

          Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Toddler & Baby Walker - Seated or Walk-Behind, Jubilee

          Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Toddler & Baby Walker

          Easy to clean 4.6

          Easy to assemble 4.6

          Durability 4.5

          Easy to fold 4.3

          Colors: It comes in only one basic color/design. 

          Blue Sprinkles: It has a blue base, Bright red posterior legs, and greenish anterior frame, A sleek whitish tray, and a bright red colored activity center. A light bluish backseat. It comes with white wheels. 

          Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Toddler & Baby Walker is 7.5 pounds and is aimed for children from 15 and 26 pounds, and less than 32" tall children. 

          This is the 2nd highest-selling baby walker among all products. It stands 1123 overall in all baby products and Number 6 in the ‘baby walker’ category.

          User Rating: 4.4/5 with 83% rating the product above 4/5 and only 5% rated it to be a 1-star product.

          It has a shipping weight of around 9.4 pounds. 

          Package Contents:

          1. An assembled Frame
          2. Joy Play Tray
          3. Fabric seat
          4. Front Coasters
          5. Bead Bar
          6. Upright toys 2 (selectable)
          1. Budget:

          Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Toddler & Baby Walker is a moderately high budget baby walker with a high price for value.

          1. Stability and center of gravity:

          Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Toddler & Baby Walker features a broad-based with attached movable stand and 2 in one, walk-behind or traditional sit in configuration with adjustable height according to the height of the baby.

          This walker comes with a dimension of 30" Length x 24.3" Width x 8" Height and boasts JPMA certification to meet United states ASTM and other safety requirements.

          This has the added advantage of being convertible. So, if one can afford to give some extra dollars, this a perfect blend of sit-in walkers and walk-behind at the same time.

          An added advantage is the skid-proof rubber wheeling.

          1. The durability of the product:

          The baby walker is quite Sturdy and durable. Material is good quality and it “doesn’t break easily even with outside use” as one of the parents quoted.

          1. Safety features:

          It has decent back-seat but does feature a desirably tall backseat which makes the baby walker safe and nicely supports the shoulders and the back, helps to keep babies upright, and offers backward leaning safety. 

          A skid-resistant pad on base for child safety.

          1. Ease of use:

          This series of baby walker does come with an easy to fold configuration and can be easily slid in the tight spaces.

          • Assembled size: 26.0"" L x 24.0"" W x 32.5"" H
          • Folded size: 30" L x 24.3" W x 8" H

          It comes almost ready to use from the box and minimal assembly is required including attaching wheels and back seat. All steps are explained in detailed, easy on eyes user manual with step to step image help. 

          The back seat of the baby walker is machine washable with cold water with drip-dry, but they recommend it should not be bleached. 

          1. Customizability:

            'Kolcraft tiny steps' is all about customizability and is one of the most dependable when it comes to innovation. There are adjustable height options with adjustable seat padding available in a baby walker.

            • skid-resistant friction pads on the base
          2. Add on features and innovation:

          2 in one convertible design and Activity center with various features make it one of the lucrative baby walkers in terms of add on features.

          Major Drawbacks:

          1. Height issues, not suited for tall kids
          2. Doesn’t work on carpets
          3. Needs assembly using a user manual
          4. Wheels don’t work well in swirling and moving
          5. toys are not durable
          6. the tendency to move backward

          Delta Children Baby Walkers Series

          First Exploration 2-in-1 Activity Walker

          Delta Children Baby Walker First Exploration

            Lift-Off (2030)

            Orbit (2031)

            Easy to assemble 4.5

            Sturdiness 4.4

            Value for money 4.3

            Versatility 4.2

            Durability 4.1

            It is a traditional 7 pounds infant walker rated 21 in the ‘baby walkers’ category. It is a budget walker. The dimensions of the product are 22 x 25.2 x 23 inches. It is rated 4/5 with 67% giving it a five-star.

            They have tried to copy 2 in one multipurpose role but it is more of a traditional walker than multipurpose. The seat is decently padded, not high, machine washable.

            Lil' Fun Baby Walker

            Lil' Fun Baby Walker

              Blue

              Pink

              Easy to assemble 4.5

              Sturdiness 4.3

              Value for money 4.0

              Durability 3.8

              It is 7 pounds and is rated 75 in the ‘baby walkers’ category. The maximum weight allowance is 25lbs. It is a moderately expensive budget walker. The dimensions of the product are 25.2 x 22.4 x 22.8 inches. It is rated 3.9/5 with 60 percent giving it a five-star.

              The seat is padded, machine washable. There are three height adjustment options available.

              Delta Children Mason-The Turtle Lil' Play Station 3-in-1 Activity Walker; Blue Green

              Delta Children Mason-The Turtle Lil' Play Station 3-in-1 Activity Walker; Blue Green

                Sturdiness 5.0

                Easy to clean 4.8

                Easy to assemble 4.5

                Durability 3.8

                Delta Children Mason-The Turtle Lil' Play Station 3-in-1 Activity Walker; Sadie the Lady Bug

                Delta Children Mason-The Turtle Lil' Play Station 3-in-1 Activity Walker; Sadie the Lady Bug

                  It is a multipurpose, 13 pounds, and with a shipping weight of 14.3. Suited for babies weighing up to 25 pounds and up to 30 Inches. It is an expensive budget walker.

                  The dimensions of the product are 26 x 29.5 x 25.2 inches. It is rated 4/5 with 65 percent giving it a five-star. The seat is padded, machine washable. There are three height adjustment options available.

                  An added advantage is that it can easily convert from rocker to stationary activity center. The baby walker is JPMA certified for all safety standards by CPSC & ASTM.

                  It has the following modes,

                  The overall comparison of different delta Children walkers is given below.

                  Multipurpose Baby Walkers (3 in One/ 2 in 1) 

                  Jeep Classic Wrangler 3-in-1 Grow with Me Walker

                  Jeep Classic Wrangler 3-in-1 Grow with Me Walker

                    Anniversary Green

                    White

                    Red

                    Blue

                    Easy to assemble 4.7

                    Versatility 4.6

                    Durability 4.5

                    Value for money 4.4

                    Colors: It comes in only four basic colors. All color comes with a black base and wheels with a colored jeep. In the jeep backseat is also black, the activity center is red while the frame is of one of the colors

                    Blue

                    White

                    Red

                    Green

                    Jeep Classic Wrangler 3-in-1 Grow with Me Walker is 16 pounds and is intended for children from 25 lbs. and less than 30 inches tall. 

                    It is the 10th top-selling baby walker among all products. It stands 1759 overall in all baby products and Number 10 in the ‘baby walker’ category.

                    User Rating: 4.5/5 with 86% rating the product above 4/5 and only 4% rated it to be a 1-star product.

                    It has a shipping weight of about 18 pounds. 

                    Package Contents:

                    • An assembled Frame
                    • Joy Play Tray
                    • Fabric seat
                    • Front Coasters
                    • Bead Bar
                    • Upright toys 2 (selectable)
                    1. Budget:

                    Jeep Classic Wrangler 3-in-1 Grow with Me Walker is a high budget baby walker with a high price for value.

                    1. Stability and center of gravity:

                    Jeep Classic Wrangler 3-in-1 Grow with Me Walker features a broad-based with attached movable stand and 3 in one, walk-behind or traditional sit in configuration with adjustable height according to the height of baby and a sit-in Jeep toy.

                    This walker comes with assembled dimensions (in inches): 25.1 (width) by 29.2 (depth) by 12 (height) and boasts JPMA certification to meet United states ASTM and other safety requirements.

                    This has the added advantage of being convertible. So, if one can afford to give some extra dollars, this a perfect blend of sit-in walkers and walk-behind at the same time.

                    An added advantage is the skid-proof big rubber wheeling.

                    1. The durability of the product:

                    The baby walker is quite Sturdy and durable. Material is of good quality. They offer a 1-year replacement or repair warranty. 

                    1. Safety features:

                    It has decent back-seat but does feature a desirably tall backseat which makes the baby walker safe and nicely supports the shoulders and the back, helps to keep babies upright and offers backward leaning safety. 

                    Anti-stair padding is available.

                    1. Ease of use:

                    The baby walker is not fold-able however, the jeep can be mounted off for storage purposes but, it lacks compactness.

                    It comes almost ready to use from the box and minimal assembly is required including attaching jeep and back seat. The back seat of the baby walker is machine wipe dry. 

                    1. Add on features and innovation:

                    3-in-1 design: Standard Baby Walker Mode, Push-Behind Car Mode, Rolling Toy Car with Toy Box Mode. Must have for die-hard Jeep fans with its seven-slot grille, round headlamps, and flat fender flares.

                    Kids Embrace Batman Baby Activity Walker, DC Comics Car, Music, and Lights

                    Batgirl

                    Kids Embrace Batgirl Baby Activity Walker, DC Comics Car, Music, and Lights

                    Batman

                    Kids Embrace Batman Baby Activity Walker, DC Comics Car, Music, and Lights

                    Easy to assemble 4.7

                    Durability 4.6

                    Sturdiness 4.6

                    Easy to clean 4.6

                    Colors: It comes in only two basic colors/designs. 

                    Bat Girl has a black base, black frame, A sleek purplish bat girl mobile shaped vehicle. A light purplish backseat. It comes with black wheels. 

                    Bat Man has a black base, black frame, A sleek navy-blue bat-mobile shaped vehicle. A bluish backseat. It comes with black wheels. 

                    Kids Embrace Batman Baby Activity Walker, DC Comics Car, Music and Lights is 13.7 pounds meant for children from 15 and 26 pounds.

                    It is a 19th baby walker among all products. It stands 3512 overall in all baby products.

                    User Rating: 4.6/5 with 91% rating the product above 4/5 and only 3% rated baby Walker to be a 1-star product.

                    It has a shipping weight of approximately 14.8 pounds. 

                    1. Budget:

                    Kids Embrace Batman Baby Activity Walker is a high on the budget baby walker with a high price for value.

                    1. Stability and center of gravity:

                    Kids Embrace Batman Baby Activity Walker features a broad-based traditional frame with a mounted bat mobile traditional sit in configuration with 3 adjustable height options according to the height of the kid. This walker comes with a dimension of 28 L x 25 W x 21H inches and boasts certification to meet United states ASTM safety requirements.

                    1. The durability of the product:

                    The baby walker is quite Sturdy and durable. Material is of good quality and sturdy. Safety padding, however, was, not durable and most of the parents kept complaining about it breaking easily. 

                    They offer a manufacturer warranty, but the buyers often kept complaining about no response from them whatsoever.

                    The backseat is a very decent polyester material. Its washing instructions tell “Machine wash seat pad in cold water in gentle cycle.”

                    1. Safety features:

                    This has overall lower safety ratings overall and all the lower rating was contributed by safety issues.

                    It has low back-seat and does not feature a desirably tall backseat which nicely supports the shoulders and the back, helps to keep babies upright, and offers backward leaning safety.

                    Anti-stair padding is available but it was not as durable and kept breaking for many customers.

                    1. Ease of use:

                    This series of baby walker comes with a very easy-to-fold configuration and can be easily slid in the tight places for storage purposes. It was one of the easiest to fold walker.

                    It comes almost ready to use from the box and minimal assembly is required. Assembly is easy and a strong plus point and many gave it a five-star rating for easy assembly.

                    The back seat of the baby walker is machine washable with cold water with drip-dry. 

                    1. Customizability:

                    This one is not about customizability and is not one of the best baby walkers when it comes to innovation surprisingly, given its price. There are 3 adjustable height options.

                    1. Entertainment or fun factor:

                    Major Drawbacks:

                    1. Height adjustment snaps
                    2. Doesn’t work on carpets
                    3. Safety break padding collapse
                    4. Mobility is no fluent
                    5. Does not support back and shoulders 

                    Bright Starts 3 Ways to Play Walker - Ford F-150 Raptor, Shadow

                    Bright Starts 3 Ways to Play Walker - Ford F-150 Raptor

                      Black

                      Lightning Blue

                      Magenta

                      Easy to assemble 4.6

                      Sturdiness 4.6

                      Value for money 4.5

                      It is a similar 3 in 1 multipurpose baby walker of approx. 8 pounds with 18.4 pounds shipping weight. Ford Mustang-inspired Car toy is the hallmark.

                      User Rating: 4.6/5 but that is only based on 178 reviews. This walker has more than 75 percent 5 stars rating.

                      It is one of the most expensive baby walkers and comes with an average price ranging in $$$.

                      This walker comes with a dimension of 28.5 x 25 x 19.7 inches. The seat is padded and machine washable. There are different height adjustment options available. 

                      Features

                      • 3 Ways to Play - Ford F-150
                      • Two can play at once like other multipurpose walkers
                      • Using ford 150, Steer your kid into imagination including truck-sounds, lights, gear-shifter, and working steering.
                      • Adjust the frame to three different height positions to keep little toes at the perfect height

                      Bright Starts 3 Ways to Play Walker - Ford Mustang

                      Bright Starts 3 Ways to Play Walker - Ford Mustang

                        Red

                        Pink

                        Lightweight 4.7

                        Easy to assemble 4.6

                        Easy to clean 4.6

                        Sturdiness 4.5

                        Durability 4.5

                        Maneuverability 4.4

                        It is a similar 3 in 1 multipurpose baby walker of approx. 18 pounds, with a maximum weight holding capacity of approx. 30 pounds. Ford Mustang-inspired Car toy is the hallmark.

                        User rating: 5/5 but that is only based on the a single review. It is a new product and is not time tested. It is an expensive baby walker and comes with an average price range in the seventies.

                        This walker comes with a dimension of 28.5 x 25 x 19.7 inches. The seat is padded and machine washable. There are different height options available. 

                        It is a relatively new walker and serves a similar role as described above for other multipurpose baby walkers.

                        Storkcraft Mini-Speedster Activity Walker

                        Storkcraft Mini-Speedster Activity Walker

                          Pink

                          Black

                          Blue 

                          Red

                          It is a high value for the money baby walker. It is Pink Interactive Walker which promises a ‘Realistic Driving Experience’. Seat Pad is Adjustable and can be Folded for Easy Storage.

                          Features include:

                          • Removable, Light-Up Dashboard And 
                          • Wheel
                          • Multi-Use Tray Area
                          • Three-Position Adjustable Seat Height
                          • Removable, Washable Seat Pad

                          Delta Children Deluxe Lil' Drive Baby Activity Walker, Top Speed

                          Delta Children Deluxe Lil' Drive Baby Activity Walker

                            Sturdiness 4.8

                            Easy to assemble 4.8

                            Durability 4.7

                            Value for money 4.7

                            Easy to clean 4.4

                            Dimensions:27.8 x 26.6 x 6 inches

                            Weight: 11 Pound

                            4.7/5

                            Major Drawbacks:

                            1. Height issues, not suited for shorter kids
                            2. User Manual not helpful
                            3. Needs assembly
                            4. Front Wheels swivel only 
                            5. Expensive
                            6. Safety features not adequate

                            Baby Einstein Sea & Explore Walker

                            Baby Einstein Sea & Explore Walker

                              Easy to clean 4.6

                              Easy to assemble 4.6

                              Sturdiness 4.5

                              Value for money 4.5

                              Durability 4.4

                              Easy to fold 4.4

                              Baby Einstein Walker is 5.44 pounds and made for children from 6 to 12 lbs. 

                              As the baby moves from crawling to taking the first steps, the durable elliptical frame from Baby Einstein provides the sturdy platform kid needs. When ready to play, Baby Neptune lends a hand with plenty of fun activities in the toy station.” 

                              User Rating: 4.4/5 with 82% rating the product above 4/5 and only 4% rated it to be a 1-star product.

                              This one has a shipping weight of nearly 11.7 pounds. 

                              Colors: It comes in only two basic colors and designs

                              Sea and Explorer: It is a baby walker with a sky-blue frame and tray, yellow orangish wheels, an ocean-themed blue backseat with fish design.

                              Package Contains:

                              • Base
                              • Left leg support
                              • Right Leg support
                              • Tabletop
                              • Backrest
                              • Seat pad
                              • Toy station
                              • C-Links (2)
                              • Link Loops (2)

                              Sky Explorer: It is a baby walker with a sky-blue frame and base with white tray, sky blue wheels, a bird with umbrella themed grey backseat.

                              1. Budget:

                              Baby Einstein Walker is reasonably priced.

                              1. Stability and center of gravity:

                              Baby Einstein Walker features a broad-based with a single posteriorly placed stand supporting a tray with 3 steps adjustable height, according to the height of the kiddo. This walker comes with assembled dimensions (in inches) 31” L x 21.5” W x 24” H. Its design makes it look cute and easy on the eye but not as stable as other walkers.

                              1. The durability of the product:

                              The baby walker is quite sturdy itself and Material is durable and of good quality. The play toys do not come off easily and are of decent quality.

                              1. Safety features:

                              It features a desirable, tall backseat that makes the baby walker safe and nicely supports the shoulders and the back, helps to keep babies upright, and offers backward leaning safety. 

                              Anti-stair padding is available but there is no stationary braking system available. 

                              1. Ease of use:

                              It is not fold-able It has to be disassembled for storage purposes thus, it lacks compactness.

                              It does not come ready to use from the box and assembly is required.

                              Back seat washing instructions– Machine wash with cold water, gentle cycle. No bleach. Tumble dry, low heat. Plastic Parts – Wipe clean with a damp cloth and mild soap.

                              Air dry. Do not immerse in water. Frame – Wipe the metal frame with a soft, clean cloth and mild soap 

                              1. Customizability:

                              There are no customizability options available. It is simple to use and lacks innovation.

                              1. Entertainment or fun factor:
                              • Baby Neptune lends a hand with plenty of fun activities in the toy station. 
                              • With loops for kid's favorite toys
                              • A steering wheel that activates lights and ocean sounds, 
                              • The built-in tray lets your child play with other toys.
                              1. Add on features and innovation:

                              It lacks much of the innovation in design and features.

                              Major Drawbacks:

                              1. Height issues, not suited for shorter kids
                              2. User Manual very lengthy and confusing
                              3. Does not work on carpets
                              4. Front wheels swivel only 
                              5. No authentic warranty
                              6. Safety features not adequate

                              Baby Walker Harness Series: 

                              Baby Walker, Adjustable Baby Walking Harness Safety Harnesses, Pulling and Lifting Dual Use 7-24 Month Breathable Stand Up & Walking Learning Helper for Infant Child Activity Walker

                              Adjustable Baby Walking Harness Safety Harnesses

                                Sturdiness 4.6

                                Durability 4.6

                                Pain relief 4.5

                                Easy to use 4.4

                                Comfort 4.3

                                Giftable 4.1

                                Baby Walker Harness, Adjustable Infant Walking Assistant, 4 in1 Detachable Crotch Safety Breathable Standing Up & Walking Learning Helper, Baby Walkers for Boys Girls 6-24 Month, Pulling and Lifting Use

                                Infant walking assistant

                                Baby Walker, Handheld Walking Harness for Kids, Toddler Walking Harnesses Helper with 2 Knee Pads, Safety Stand and Walk Learning Assistant for 7-24 Month Boy and Girl

                                Handheld Walking Harness for Kids

                                Comfort 5.0

                                Value for money 4.0

                                Adjustable Baby Walking Harness Safety Harnesses is not a traditional infant walker but a harness which can be employed as a walking assistant. It weighs 9.6 ounces dedicated for children from 11 to 44 pounds and chest circumference of 18.1-25.9 inches. 

                                This stands at 2164 among all baby products and number 11 in the ‘baby walker’ category.

                                User Rating: 4.3/5 with 81% rating the product above 4/5 and only 7% rated it to be a 1-star product.

                                This particular one has a shipping weight of nearly 9.6 ounces. 

                                Colors: It comes in only the following designs by three companies,

                                LUCHANG also features a Harness with similar design and GREEN and BLUE Variants 

                                Blue: by LUCHANG It has a blue body with bright red straps

                                Green: by LUCHANG has a green body with dirty green straps

                                ORANGEHOME also features a Harness with similar design and GREEN and Grey Variants 

                                HAPPYWALK features a harness with three colored harnesses with 3 colors BLUE, GREY, and PNK with simple and owl check designs.

                                Package Content:

                                • Harness only
                                1. Budget:

                                Harness Baby Walkers are simple, low budget and with various discounts also available.

                                1. Stability and center of gravity:

                                The support and stability depend upon the support of the parent.

                                1. The durability of the product:

                                The harness is quite Sturdy and durable. Material is good quality mesh with 100 percent cotton and 3d mesh to avoid skin allergies and reactions and it “doesn’t break” as one of the parents quoted.

                                They offer up to the 2-year guarantee of the product.

                                1. Safety features:

                                There is no safety concern associated with the harness as it requires the continuous help of the parent. Safety clips are sturdy and design is durable

                                1. Ease of use:

                                This series is easier to fold. It comes almost ready to use from the box and minimal assembly is required Harness is machine washable.

                                1. Customizability:

                                Not customizable.

                                1. Entertainment or fun factor:

                                Lack of entertainment and fun factor.

                                1. Add on features and innovation:

                                Simple with no innovations included.

                                Major Drawbacks:

                                1. a) Need constant supervision, no autonomy
                                2. b) No entertainment factors/toys 
                                3. c) No innovations or add on features

                                Guide to buying a Baby Walker

                                Who invented Baby walkers?

                                Nobody knows! 

                                Baby walkers have been there, throughout history.

                                Who invented them, we don't know, not at least for now?

                                Their use dates back almost two thousand years back.

                                In a Dutch work, "Hours of Catherine Celves" depicts child Jesus as an infant in a wooden infant walker which gives us an idea about how prehistoric the use of baby walkers dates.

                                The baby walkers were originally developed and designed to help children, with their walking. The earliest documents of baby walkers are depicted in many of 14 century Church paintings and preservations. we find that the purpose for which the baby walkers were employed for was

                                1. Helping the tot from sitting to standing, step by step, strengthening the muscles and giving the children mobility
                                2. The convenience of adults,
                                3. As a playing tool while adults could engage in otherwise routine activities.

                                Ferrarius, a 15th-century medical writer and scientist advocated their use in children for training infants for walking. In his book "De Arte Medica Infantum".

                                He recommends placing children in wooden walkers’ frames, wider at the base, protecting them and keeping children away from reaching hazardous places. He advocated additional metallic protection for the head, in case, child topples over.

                                If we take an egalitarian view of preserved historical home equipment and articles from; 14th century onwards, there will be a mammoth share of baby walkers among toys in the museum and historical collections.

                                Among the older drawings we find on the baby walkers, there is a wooden sketch, drawn by Rembrandt which dates to the year 1646, baby walker was referred to as 'the walking trainer' or 'Go Cart'.

                                In another 15th century writing, "Comenius Orbis Sensualium Pictus", which deals with the subjects of parenting and childhood, translated by Charles Hoole, 1659, States that,

                                "The Infant is wrapped in Swadling-clothes, is laid in a Cradle, is suckled by the Mother with her breasts, and fed with Pap. Afterward it learneth to go by a Standing-stool, playeth with Rattles, & beginneth to speak."

                                Many of the similar writings can be found on the subject which either states their use in infants and children or advocates for them as a parenting tool.

                                What are the different nomenclature and name used for baby walkers?

                                Many different names were used for baby walkers throughout history. The oldest one and most recognized was most probably "Go Cart". Many of the other names are enlisted as follows in order of their chronicity of use,

                                1. Go Cart
                                2. Baby cage
                                3. Going cart
                                4. Baby trot
                                5. Walker Chair
                                6. Loopwagon
                                7. Activity walker

                                There are other multiple translations of many of the names used for baby walkers but we will restrict ourselves to the internationally used and recognized names for them.

                                What are the benefits?

                                Should I use one for my child?

                                Yes! You're not alone in doing so.

                                  Frequency of using are infant walkers

                                  According to Kendrick D at el, more than 50 percent of people use baby walkers for when their toddlers started standing.

                                  Their research shows that use is common among all the social classes and ethnic groups. Shiva F at el reported the prevalence to be 54%. They also found that prevalence was more among one child homes and more educated parents.

                                  M Gerret at el concluded a similar 54 percent incidence of parents using infant walkers. So out of every 100 couples who became parents, 54 opted for the use of baby walkers. So, it's obvious that most of the parents, who can afford a baby walker, choose to opt for using it.

                                  When should I use a walking assistant for my kid?

                                    When your infant starts sitting, it's the ideal time to buy an infant walker.

                                    The answer depends upon what purpose are we aiming to achieve from the baby walker.

                                    1st scenario is that we want it to help the kid walk. Let's see how does it fill in these shoes?

                                    Your Baby Einstein is going to grow very fast. If everything is optimal, he/she should be able to hold their neck at 3 to 6 months, next up is their age to sit. He or she should be able to sit with support at the age of 5 months and independently anywhere between 6 to 8 months.

                                    At the age of 9 months approximately, the little one will start to attempt holding things for standing. A most important step before a child can walk is that it can stand, for which tot requires strong leg muscles which would help the kid to stand initially with support.

                                    Any parents with their kids in this bracket when they have achieved sitting and now next milestone is being able to stand, baby walkers, kick in. This is the ideal age for a kid to use them.

                                    Secondly, a more realistic aim is the entertainment of the young one, parents, and supplementing the natural process at some rate.

                                    Baby walkers are fun, they are some interesting tools for the kids to play with and be mobile at an early age. It might supplement the natural process at some stage but there have been no promising studies to support the claim.

                                    So, think of it as more of having fun, giving your babies a tool to play with and maybe helping them in the process.

                                    Do the baby walkers even help?

                                      Yes! It does.

                                      Baby walkers come in a variety of forms and for a variety of purposes. They help the little one stand upright with the help of the soft support system and thus the little one starts putting weight on their legs.

                                      There is a theory of use and disuse, time tested, yet always true. According to this theory, if a specific part of the body is used more, it develops more, and if something is used less, it becomes weaker.

                                      This theory of evolution is widely accepted and is the hallmark of Charles Darwin's work. It has been time tested and has over and over proven its mettle. So, that's how exactly a child walker helps.

                                      They help your kid put weight on their legs, and as a result, the skeletal muscles of children start to develop. The more time they spend in a kid walker, the more strain on the legs muscles, and the better the results.

                                      The same is the principle, used in bodybuilding whereby the athletes and bodybuilders strain one or more of their muscles, repeatedly, to strengthen them. When the same principle is applied to young ones, using them, children are more likely to build their muscles earlier as compared to control the population.

                                      Thus, babies are going to be able to stand up faster with stronger muscles. The earlier they stand up, earlier they will be able to walk. Apart from walking, Harness type infant walkers have proven to be effective against backache as well.

                                      Many of the kid walkers employ responsive toys which help improve the cognitive, somatosensory development and enhance critical thinking.

                                      Many of these use various music and sound systems, entertaining them and improving sensory and motor coordination by employing tactile stimuli.

                                      Components of a baby walker

                                      Baby walkers were traditionally divided into three major components.

                                      1. Frame

                                        A wooden or plastic frame primarily devised for the safety of the toddler. It is made with a low center of gravity with enough shielding so that it acts as a barrier between the child and any potential danger.
                                      2. Seating Arrangement

                                        This a sling-like fabric-based assembly on which the kid can sit comfortably while being able to put his/her feet to the ground
                                      3. Wheels

                                        The most important factor is its mobility. Wheels are the most important factor which determines the mobility. There are brakes and other safety features which limit the mobility as well.

                                      Basic Designs of baby walkers

                                      They are divided into two broad categories.

                                      1. Traditional Sit-in-type
                                      2. Push Behind/multipurpose walkers are the modified versions
                                      3. Harness type

                                      Factors one should consider before buying a baby walker

                                      There can be hundreds and hundreds of types available in the market. So, the question arises which one should you buy for your child? Which product gives excellent value for money. Which product is exceptional currently in the market?

                                      To make it easier for you, we have broken it down into many different variables.

                                      We will describe them initially and then we will apply those variables when we look at the various products individually to rate them. These variables include,

                                      1. Budget
                                      2. Stability and center of gravity
                                      3. The durability of the product
                                      4. Safety features
                                      5. Ease of use
                                      6. Weight
                                      7. Compactness
                                      8. Detachable and washable seats
                                      9. Customisability and comfortability
                                      10. Cushions
                                      11. Cushioned seats
                                      12. Entertainment or fun factor
                                      13. Add on features and innovation
                                      1. Budget

                                        Budget is the single most important factor which influences people’s choices regarding which product to buy. There is a wide window ranging from 20 dollars up to several hundred dollars in which different ones can be bought from the market.

                                        But we will try to provide you with an insight that which products provide you best value for money. Another thing which clients need to know is that a cheaper product doesn't necessarily mean a lack of quality and an expensive one doesn't necessarily guarantee the most reliable quality available.

                                        We will come to understand this fact as we discuss the individual infant walkers in detail.
                                      2. Stability

                                        Stability is one of the most important features. Stability implies that how less are the chances of a kid walker to topple over or how stable is the tot going to be when they are put in.
                                      3. Durability

                                        It is the measure of the ability to withstand wear and tear and break on repeated usage.

                                        More the durability, the more the amount of time it can be used. In other meanings, disabilities are directly proportional to the strength of the frame.
                                      4. Safety features

                                        Safety features refer to the number of countermeasures installed, which protects the child from the harmful stimuli in the environment.

                                        These could vary from the braking system to the innovation in wheels and designs which make the kid less susceptible to harming themselves while enjoying the relative freedom at the same time.
                                      5. Ease of use

                                        Ease of use means the relative ease with which they can be used by the parent.
                                      6. Weight of the walker

                                        The weight is an important feature as it determines the ease with which a walker can be brought and transported and used.

                                        The weight of the walker also affects the kid's ability to move around. Heavier walkers are also more difficult to use in daily routine.

                                        On the other hand, weight means stability. Heavier ones are less likely to topple over by the action of children and lighter ones although easier to use are more likely to topple over and cause an accident.

                                        The size of the walker is an important variable, as the child grows, the size changes, moreover, if there are multiple kids at home one can use it for more than one child. So, it is impressive that the size of the walker can be adjustable.

                                        Another most important feature which is strongly dependent on size is the ability of the tot reach potentially dangerous spaces e.g. switchboards, electrical appliances, and fireplaces.
                                      7. Compactness (Foldable or not):

                                        Their ease of use is strongly influenced by the fact that can it be folded after use or transportation.

                                        A foldable one is more likely to be preferred because it is easy to store and squeeze in even the tightest of the places including under the bed and in cupboards.
                                      8. Detachable and washable seats:

                                        This feature allows the parents to detach the seat and wash it if required. It increases the durability and ease of access.
                                      9. Customisability and comfortability:

                                        It means how flexible is the overall design. By flexibility, it is implied that can we add on some of the things on an infant walker or can we replace one or few of the features according to the preferences of the child,
                                      10. Cushions:

                                        There are some with extra cushions that can be fixed to the rims and margins, making it easier to use.
                                      11. Cushioned seats:

                                        These are another easy to use feature whereby the seat is supplemented with an extra cushion and making it softer and comfy for the child.
                                      12. Entertainment and fun factor:

                                        Fun factor implies the features which make them marketable. These are the features that entertain the children and make them more likely to be used by the children.

                                        For Example, Music system, toys, etc employed on different ones.
                                      13. Add on features:

                                        These are the features that differentiate one from the others. This includes special features which are particular to only one type.

                                      Safety Issues

                                      Baby walkers are formidable tools that help a young one as well as parents, keeping children busy and helping them to learn standing up and walking; and at the same time keep the youngster occupied so that parents can engage in other routine activities.

                                      Some of the studies mention that these are rather counterproductive for the child's normal walking and gait development. However, there are confounding factors that aren't kept in mind when undergoing any of the studies.

                                      Dangers of using a baby walker

                                      A child in them can move with a velocity equalling 3ft/seconds. It gives the little one unparalleled ability to move and with speed. Moving around the place, this speed is enough to cause so much in a blink of a second. A little one might,

                                      1. Trip
                                      2. Fall over
                                      3. Approaching fireplaces and dangerous places
                                      4. Fall down the stairs or into water bodies
                                      5. Rashers from the seat pad

                                      What can happen by using a baby walker?

                                      Thousands of babies, around the globe land in hospitals due to the accidents due to the negligence, using a baby walker. Between 1994 to 2014, 230 thousand children landed in hospitals due to negligent use.

                                      The most common injury reported in most of these events included injuries to the head and neck due to falling down the stairs. Many others included Fractures, soft tissue injuries, concussions, burns, drowning, and poisoning.

                                      But then I will ask you another question, what is the rate of pediatric injuries without using these?

                                      After all, motor vehicles and transportation are the biggest child murderer in terms of unintentional injuries and deaths.

                                      It takes a staggering margin over all other sources but we do not stop using motor vehicles.

                                      Chart Injuries due to baby walker

                                      To investigate the matter let’s take a stroll. I went on to search for this and it turned out that most childhood injuries were caused by transportation and infant walkers weren’t even at 2nd or 3rd place.

                                      We searched for the studies which compared the different toy-related accidents and we found out that baby walker related injuries are quite less than anticipated.

                                      The following chart demonstrates the major toy-related injuries with the graph with the upright triangle representing kid walkers related injuries.

                                      Most injuries were found to be associated with infant falling unmounted or when being carried. Therefore, we do not believe that tot walkers pose a substantial amount of injury rate if it especially complies with the safety standards.

                                      Baby injuries chart 

                                      After all, we don’t stop using transport to carry our children, so why should we strip them off these entertaining toys?

                                      Safety Standards

                                      As we speak, there are newer safety standards for baby walkers that have been devised since 1997.

                                      They are being extended and made harsher so that they don’t get inside any home without the anti-accident and without meeting safety standards, for example, means that they have brakes to stop at the edge of a step, etc.

                                      Canada has banned all kinds of baby walkers due to health issues. The Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (2004), “Canadians are not allowed to manufacture, import, advertise or sell infant walkers.

                                      Canada is the first country to have such a law against them.” The American Academy of Paediatrics has also called for a ban on the manufacture and sale of kid walkers.

                                      They aren’t banned in the USA or any other country nonetheless and continue to be a popular item among all baby-related products. 

                                      What can we do to ensure safety?

                                        • Be Vigilant and supervise your child, ALWAYS! Never leave a child unattended, whether the baby is using it or not. Vigilance is the only answer in preventing injuries.
                                        • Baby Walker Friendly House: Make your room infant walker-friendly before using them which means that
                                          • Block all the passages to the stairs at all costs
                                          • Electric Boards and switches must be high and if low, disconnected
                                          • Don’t use it in open or near water bodies
                                          • Close doors of kitchen and washroom before giving it to the kid
                                          • Choose the right height. It means that baby should not be able to keep a square foot on the ground while using it and only toes should be touching the ground so that it can a, move correctly, b, cannot climb out of it.
                                          • Buy an authenticated and safe one with listed features including stair safety, brakes system, and so on.
                                          • There shouldn’t be small hurdles in the room where you intend to operate it, decreasing the chances of toppling over.
                                          • Don’t keep anything in the reach of children.

                                      FAQs about the Best Baby Walkers

                                      How to remove the parts of the baby walker?

                                        Each infant walker is built differently and therefore the procedure to remove each part will be unique. It would be best to refer to the manual for assembly instruction.

                                        Some manufacturers do share the disassembling instructions for self-care, washability of the product. However, if you do not find such instructions, the best bet would be to reverse engineer the assembly process and find your way around.

                                        In which category Baby Walker comes?

                                          Baby walkers may come under any of these categories

                                          • Baby products
                                          • Baby Activity and Entertainment products
                                          • Toys and Games
                                          • Baby and toddler toys
                                          • Push and pull baby toys
                                          • Ride-on toys and accessories
                                          • Baby activity play centers

                                          Are baby walkers good for babies?

                                          The skeletal muscle starts developing due to body weight. This helps build stronger leg muscles early and results in a child start to walk quicker.

                                          Which Walker is best for baby?

                                          There are 3 types available: sit-in, push, and harness. Generally, sit-in types are preferred.

                                          What age should babies go in baby walkers?

                                          The typical age when most parents use them is 4-5 months. They are used up to 9 months.

                                          Is a walker or jumper Better for Baby?

                                          Both are excellent for development if used with the proper safety measures.

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                                          • I’ve 3 kids and have tried many baby walkers including the baby minnie mouse peekaboo walker, disney music and lights walker, and even some with toy trays. I found that the best results were given by Joovy’s spoon walker.

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