Best Baby Walker


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KOKOPAX TOP PICK

We have spent hours talking to parents, read hundreds of reviews, and watched babies whizzing backwards and forwards on baby walkers. It was certainly fun, but was also all in the name of bringing you the best baby walkers on the market today. After all this testing, we can definitively say that the Joovy Spoon Walker is the best baby walker around!

This innovative walker looks great, is made from extremely hard wearing materials, and best of all can be easily adapted to both meal times and fun times! The value represented by this walked is second to none.

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Joovy Spoon Walker

Joovy Spoon Walker

Wow. This is simply a great walker in every respect. It not only looks great, but the hard wearing materials it is made ...

User Rating: 3.93 (2 votes)
2 Baby Trend Walker, Safari Kingdom

Baby Trend Walker, Safari Kingdom

A really cure walker, with a nice combination of stability, ruggedness, and toys. The toys on this walker are a ...

User Rating: 2.6 (1 votes)
3 Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker

Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker

This is also a great walker, with a focus on stability and safety. It uses a unique, extra-wide base, so you can be ...

User Rating: 2.95 (1 votes)
4 Bright Starts Walk-A-Bout Walker, Roaming Safari

Bright Starts Walk-A-Bout Walker, Roaming Safari

A solid walker, with great toys! There are four options of theme to choose with this walker, all of which provide ...

User Rating: 2.85 (1 votes)
5 Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Walker

Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Walker

This is a great walker, which comes with the huge advantage that it transforms from a sit-in walker to a ...

User Rating: 3.4 (1 votes)
6 Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Walker

Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Walker

A great walker. It’s combination of sturdiness, fun, and safety mean that if you are looking for a walker to help your ...

User Rating: 3.5 (1 votes)
7 Safety 1st Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Walker

Safety 1st Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Walker

Another great walker, representing the best of a slightly different type to the Joovy. This walker prioritizes the ...

User Rating: 3.8 (1 votes)

 

What is a Baby Walker?

As your little one grows up, you want to get them learning to walk as quickly and safely as possible. That is where a baby walker comes in!

These devices have a seat for your child, and allow their legs to dangle down and touch the floor. They have small wheels, also, so your little one can push themselves around. Getting used to moving around on their won is an important step, and gets children used to using their legs to move around! Parents who have baby walkers typically find that their child learns to walk more quickly than without.

In addition, putting your child in one of these devices is great fun! Many babies find the experience of being in a walker really liberating, and in no time at all will be whizzing around your apartment!

In the olden days, baby walkers were quite primitive devices. They were typically really heavy, and had rubbish wheels. These two things combined made them a real hassle, because ideally your child should be able to go anywhere they want. A particular problem was the transition between hard floors and carpets, especially thick carpets.

Nowadays, the best baby walkers allow your child to move across almost any floor with ease, and some contain built in toys to entertain them if they want to take a break!

Today, we present our favorite baby walkers, as used and reviewed by parents.

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How we review

We review by listening to real parents. Nothing can beat their real-life experience of using these products, and when asked they are more than happy to divulge all the features and failings of their purchases!

For this review, we collected and read hundreds of product reviews, and talked to the parents who had written them. Sometimes, what a company sells as a feature can in reality become a major annoyance, something which new parents have enough of. And they tell us about these annoyances, at length.

And so all the reviews below, though written by us, are based on real experiences.

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Our Reviews

With so many options available, choosing a baby walker which is right for you and your child can be a challenge. Different parents prioritize different things in a baby walker, and children have different preferences.

Some things to look for, though, are these:

  • Some prefer a walker which is really easy to push around, as this gives them the maximum freedom to explore. Others like to have toys included in the walker to amuse them when they decide to take a break!
  • Another thing to look for is the materials a walker is made from. It goes without saying that once your baby gets the hang of being in a walker, they will be whizzing around, crashing into things and generally causing mischief! Walkers, because of this, need to be strong. If the materials they are made from are substandard, they will be quickly destroyed by a few high-speed crashes.
  • Of course, you should also search for a baby walker which suits your child’s anatomy. The best walkers around can be adjusted, so if your little one gets uncomfortable, this can be remedied.
  • Also think about the size of the walker. If you live in a smallish apartment, some of the walkers available might be a bit of a tight squeeze. You want your child to feel as free as a bird in their walker, and they will get quickly annoyed with it if they continually end up stuck in a doorway!

Ultimately, it is best to shop around, and find the right mix of speed, toys, weight and size that suits you and your child. The following walkers, though, come approved by us!


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Editor’s Pick: Joovy Spoon Walker

Joovy Spoon Walker ReviewWow. This is simply a great walker in every respect. It not only looks great, but the hard wearing materials it is made from can stand up to the worst punishment!

The best feature of this walker, though, and one of the reasons it is our choice today, is that it provides a great combination of three different functions. The tray in the front of the walker is large, and purposefully designed so that it can be used to eat, or play.

The advantages of this design are obvious. Not only does it mean that you will not have to invest in a separate high-chair for meal times, but once your child is used to the walker you have one less thing to worry about – lifting them out of their walker and onto a chair for dinner!

Many of the parents we spoke to praised the looks of this walker, also. Whilst this may sound like a strange thing to mention, walkers are quite large, and are typically not packed away at the end of a day’s play. When you have friends over in the evening, it is nice not to have your house looking like a nursery!

With the minimalistic design of this walker, your guests will not even notice it is there! No matter what the design of your house and furnishings, it blends into it’s environment extremely well, and always looks stylish.

Joovy Spoon Walker

Wow. This is simply a great walker in every respect. It not only looks great, but the hard wearing materials it is made from can stand up to the worst punishment!

In addition to these points, of course, this walker has loads of great extra features:

PROS:
  • The wheels on this walker are great. They are slightly larger than the average baby walker, and are therefore capable of dealing with the thickest carpets! The parents we spoke to said that their children were quickly able to get used to this walker, and were soon whizzing around the apartment, perhaps even a bit too fast!
  • The walker is also adaptable, with three height positions, so it will adapt as your child grows. The walker has one of the highest weight ratings of any we tested, also, and so will be able to accommodate your child for years!
  • This is helped by the rugged materials used in the walker. The plastic used here is thick without being heavy, and looks like it will last for years. No matter how many high-speed crashes your little one has, we are confident that this walker will not break!
  • The walker also folds flat, which is a brilliant innovation. When folded down, it takes up a surprisingly small amount of space. This is especially useful if you are going on holiday for a few days, as you can take your child’s favorite item with you!
  • Perhaps best of all, the tray in front of the walker is large, and can therefore accommodate meal times as well as fun times! It is made of the same strong plastic as the rest of the walker, and is easy to clean, even being dishwasher safe. The parents we spoke to named this as their favorite feature of this walker, because it meant that the walker was two items in one – not just a strong, reliable walker, but also a high chair!

CONS:
  • In truth, none. If you are looking for a stylish walker that your child will quickly become accustomed to, get this one. We are confident that it will last for years, and save you a lot of time and money at meal times!


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Safety 1st Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Walker

Safety 1st Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Walker Review

Another great walker, representing the best of a slightly different type to the Joovy. This walker prioritizes the fun side of things, including loads of bright, colorful toys that babies will be amused with for hours!

There are two variants of this walker. Both come with the same great base (more about that later), but each has a different mix of toys, lights, and sounds. You can get the dinosaur themed walker, or, the “Surfin Safari”.

Both are great. The toys are really colorful, and the lights and sounds seem to delight all the children who come into contact with them! The parents we spoke to praised the design of these toys, which provide hours of enjoyment even when your little one is not whizzing around!

Of course, all these toys do not mean that the walker itself is not good. Safety 1st have been building baby products for quite some years now, and know exactly what goes into a great walker. The frame is strong and sturdy, the wheels great, and the whole walker is able to fold down for easy storage or transportation.

Safety 1st Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Walker

There are two variants of this walker. Both come with the same great base (more about that later), but each has a different mix of toys, lights, and sounds. You can get the dinosaur themed walker, or, the “Surfin Safari”.

In addition, is has these great features:

PROS:
  • The bright, colorful design of the toys extends to the whole walker, which seems to make it a favorite of the children who use it! Even the base of the walker is bright blue, so even when not strapped in babies are attracted to play with it!
  • The walker is fully adjustable, featuring three heights for the seat. It can be adjusted easily, which is perfect for when your little one starts to grow up!
  • The “grip strips” on this walker are a great safety feature. They are underneath the skirt of the walker, and tightly grip the ground if your little one encounters rough or uneven floors. Whilst it is great to go exploring, it is also nice to know that your child will not be able to stray too far!
  • The walker copes very well with carpets, which is something that a lot of other walkers slip up on. We are not sure how safety 1st have managed to achieve this, given that the wheels on this walker are of the standard size, but their many hours of testing have produced a walker that can cope with almost any floor surface!

CONS:
  • Very few. The only disadvantage of this walker is that you have to choose between the two different themes of toys!


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Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Walker

Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Walker ReviewA great walker. It’s combination of sturdiness, fun, and safety mean that if you are looking for a walker to help your child learn how to walk, this is the one to go for!

The unique elliptical frame of this walker sets it apart from the competition. It provides more stability than other types of walker, and is extremely strong. We are confident that, even after spending a few years in the company of the most boisterous children, it will keep going!

This walker also comes with a great toy station. It is bright and engaging, and the parents we spoke to said that it kept their children entertained for hours. Even better, though, is the fact that it is removable, and so you can use the vacated space for your little one’s favorite toys!

In this way, this walker offers a great combination of incorporated toys, specially designed to keep your child amused whilst whizzing around, and space to play with other toys, read books, or eat.

Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Walker

A great walker. It’s combination of sturdiness, fun, and safety mean that if you are looking for a walker to help your child learn how to walk, this is the one to go for!

In addition, this walker comes with several extra features:

PROS:
  • The toys included on the walker are really good. They have lots of flashing lights, and play music. The toys are available in two different variants and three different languages, also, which means you are going to have to make a hard decision on which set to get!
  • And even when your child is not in the walker, they toy station can be removed and used as a stand-alone item. The parents we spoke to for this review said that their children often asked them to remove the toys from the walker, to be played with even when their children were tired of walking around.
  • The cushioning and support provided by this walker made it a favorite among parents. Sometimes, even after a few minutes in a walker, children can tire or become uncomfortable. In this walker, the seat is really comfortable, ensuring that your little one will stay happy for longer!
  • The unique elliptical frame of this walker is a great innovation. Not only does it seem to make the walker more sturdy, but it also seems to reduce the possibility of getting stuck!

CONS:
  • Not many. The toys included in this walker would make it a must-buy alone, but when paired with a sturdy walking frame and seat, the whole package represents one of the best baby walkers around today.


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Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Walker

Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Walker Review

This is a great walker, which comes with the huge advantage that it transforms from a sit-in walker to a push-behind one as your child learns to walk!

This is a great innovation, and the advantages of it are obvious. First and foremost, it means that you will not have to buy a separate walker when your child starts to grow up. In addition, parents who have several children found that this adaptability meant that their their slightly older (or younger) child could also use the walker.

The toys on this walker are also good, and focus on being educational. They have been specially designed to help your little one develop motor skills whilst they are sat in the walker, and manage to achieve the difficult feat of being both educational and fun!

Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Walker

The toys on this walker are also good, and focus on being educational. They have been specially designed to help your little one develop motor skills whilst they are sat in the walker, and manage to achieve the difficult feat of being both educational and fun!

Of course, this walker also has a number of other advantages:

PROS:
  • The support and comfort offered by this walker means that it ranks amongst the best available today. If your child is especially fond of whizzing around in a walker, this is important because it means that they will be comfortable all day long!
  • The walker folds flat, also, which is perfect for storage or for going away for the weekend. Even if your car is already quite full, you can be sure that you will be able to take your child’s favorite toy!
  • The non-skid friction pads on the base of the walker are an important safety feature. Whilst it is great fun to run around in a walker, especially on hardwood floors, your child can sometimes hurt themselves by crashing into the furniture. This is not a problem with this walker.
  • The toys on this walker are designed so that they engage with children of various ages. This is great, because as your child grows up and starts to use the walker as a push-behind item, they will still love to play with the toys!

CONS:
  • Not many. Some parents who had the luxury of extra-thick carpets found that this walker did not roll so well, but on most hard floors, or even those with thin carpets, it was easy to push and maneuver.


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Bright Starts Walk-A-Bout Walker, Roaming Safari

Bright Starts Walk-A-Bout Walker, Roaming Safari ReviewA solid walker, with great toys! There are four options of theme to choose with this walker, all of which provide engaging toys that will keep your little one engaged even when they are tired of exploring!

These toys are the best thing about this walker. Whilst the design of the rest of the product is quite standard, what really makes it stand out is the design of the activities. All four options come with flashing lights and sound, and the parents we spoke to said that their children were entranced by them!

In addition, these toys can be removed from the walker, and used as a stand-alone item. Often, when your child is tired of whizzing around in their walker, they still want access to their favorite toys, and with this walker you will be able to provide them.

Bright Starts Walk-A-Bout Walker, Roaming Safari

A solid walker, with great toys! There are four options of theme to choose with this walker, all of which provide engaging toys that will keep your little one engaged even when they are tired of exploring!

Of course, this walker also comes with all the great features you would expect:

 

PROS:
  • The walker is fully adjustable, so it will adapt to your child as they grown. The seat has three height positions, so as soon as your child is old enough they can start running around in the walker, and can then use it for as long as they need to!
  • In addition to the amazing toys already included in the walker, it has two loops for attaching even more! This means, if your child has a favorite soft toy or flashing rattle, they can carry them with them as they explore!
  • The support offered by this walker is also a great feature. A hard day’s exploring can quickly get tiring if the seat of a walker is not comfortable, but with the extra-high back of this walker, this is not a problem!
  • All the safety features you would expect from a modern walker are also included in this one. Underneath the skirt of the walker are rubber feet, which stop it moving when it gets close to uneven surfaces like stairs. Whilst it is great to explore, it is also nice to know that your little angel will not get into any trouble while doing so!

CONS:
  • Some parents we spoke to said that this walker was not the most maneuverable. Whilst the front wheels pivot a whole 360 degrees, the rear wheels only go forward and backward. This is great going in a straight line, but can make cornering a bit of a struggle.


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Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker

Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker ReviewThis is also a great walker, with a focus on stability and safety. It uses a unique, extra-wide base, so you can be sure that your child will be safe whilst using it.

In fact, the whole design is extremely sturdy. Unlike some other walkers which just used metal bars on their frame, this walker is clad in plastic armor! If your child likes to whizz around, and sometimes has high-speed collisions with the furniture, this is perfect, because it means that this walker will keep going where weaker ones would fail!

The toys included in this walker are good, especially the sounds included. Even when your little one is finished running around in their walker, these activities should keep them amused for hours!

Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker

The toys included in this walker are good, especially the sounds included. Even when your little one is finished running around in their walker, these activities should keep them amused for hours!

In addition, the overall design of this walker has several great features:

PROS:
  • The activity tray on this walker was praised by parents. It is as strong as the rest of the item, but is also easy to wipe clean. This is because it has a unique, crevice-free design, so that food items or other mess cannot hide in the corners!
  • The seat on this walker is very comfortable, and is also machine-washable. When your child spills their juice all over their walker, it is nice to know that it will be easy to clean!
  • The songs that this walker plays are great. Every parent has had the experience of growing extremely annoyed by the continual repetition of the same melody from their kids’ toys. This walker has a range of 12 different melodies, and so hopefully none of them will grow tiresome!
  • The wheels on this walker are great, able to cope with carpets very well. We are not sure how this has been achieved, all we know is that the children we saw using the walker were very pleased about this!

CONS:
  • A few. Some parents found that the “feel” of the materials used in this walker did not match that of the more premium brands.


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Baby Trend Walker, Safari Kingdom

Baby Trend Walker, Safari Kingdom ReviewA really cure walker, with a nice combination of stability, ruggedness, and toys.

The toys on this walker are a little more basic than on some other walkers, but work well. The walker is safari themed, and so there are two cute giraffes positioned at the side of the walker, and a long wiggly tail (?) between them.

This simple design achieves the difficult task of both having enough toys to amuse your child, but also leaving space for them to have their own toys on board, or even to eat whilst they are in the walker.

Baby Trend Walker, Safari Kingdom

A really cure walker, with a nice combination of stability, ruggedness, and toys.

In addition, this walker has several advantages:

PROS:
  • The whole design, whilst being standard, is none the worse for that. Two metal bars provide a solid connection between the base and the seat. This is the way that baby walkers have been made for years, and this simple design still works really well!
  • The tray on this walker is nice and large, allowing plenty of space for your child to bring along their favorite toy whilst they go exploring!
  • The walker is also easily adjustable, offering three different height positions, so it will keep up with your child, no matter how quickly they are growing up!
  • The base on this walker is extra-wide, which provides a great deal of stability. In fact, the whole walker feels very stable and secure, and we are sure that it will stand up to many years of high-speed crashes!

CONS:
  • A few. Some parents reported that the toys that came with this walker were not as sturdy as the rest of it, and some children were able to snap them off.


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Our Final Thoughts

So which to choose?

Well, different parents look for different things in a baby walker. Some think that the most important thing is to have a maneuverable walker that will go over thick carpets. Others find that they toys that come with some of these walkers are important to keep their child amused when they have grown tired of whizzing around.

All parents, however, want a walker that will last. This is an important consideration with an item like this, because even of few weeks of your child running around in a walker, and crashing into all the furniture, can quickly destroy it if it is not made of strong materials.

Our choice today is the Joovy Spoon Walker, for a number of reasons:

  • It has become a firm favorite of parents because it is one of the sturdiest walkers available. Even if your little angel destroys all the other toys they are given, you can be sure that this walker will keep going and going!
  • In addition, the over-sized shelf in the front of the walker means that it is really adaptable. One minute your kid is rushing around the house, the next they can be sat eating, without you having to take them out of the walker!
  • Of course, this shelf also means that they can bring all their favorite toys along with them. Whilst this walker does not incorporate the toys of some of its competitors, we are sure that your child has enough toys already, and can always store them in the walker for when they are needed!
  • And lastly, if it is important to you, this walker simply looks the best. If you have spent a lot of time and money on your décor, and don’t want your child’s walker to lower the mood of a room, this is definitely the one to get!