When it comes to babies learning how to walk, no two are the same. While my son walked at nine months old, some take babies take their first steps even earlier than that or even later than a year. With such a large variance between when your baby should be taking their first steps, it can be tricky to identify when the right time to encourage them to get moving. Signs like pulling themselves up to stand, cruising, and becoming more adventurous are great ways to point out when your little one is over being stationary. This is also a great time to pull out a baby walking toy. Whether you choose an option that they sit down in or one that they stand and push, baby walking toys can offer your little one a secured way to practice standing and walking.
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
Available in blue, lavender, orange, or pink, this wildly popular learning walker will bring hours of entertainment along wherever your baby goes. The activity center on the front of the walker includes piano keys, a telephone, shape sorters, light-up buttons, sing-along songs, and more. There’s so much to do! We sifted through plenty of the 11,000 raving reviews, and it looks like this walker truly doubles as a fully immersive entertainment toy. It’s like buying two products in one.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Push Toy
This walker by Melissa & Doug features three chomping, wooden alligators that snap with every step! The gentle clacking noise the toy makes as it moves will keep your baby motivated to keep strolling on forward. With almost 1,000 reviews, some users do note that this sturdy walker is better to use on hard floors instead of on plush carpeting.
Baby Trend 3.0 Activity Walker
Your little one will be right on your heels all throughout your house with this Baby Trend Activity Walker. With an extra wide seat, your baby will feel supported and confident enough to practice trotting around in their rolling seat. And with three different heights, this walker is easily customizable for even your tallest babe. When it’s time to put it away, you can easily fold it up and stow it.
Joovy Spoon Walker
At the intersection of high chair and walker, you’ll find the Joovy Spoon Walker. Your tiny tot, who’s just getting used to those jerking limbs below their bums, will love practicing how to walk without putting too much stress on their legs. The comfy seat cushions their falls, and the tray gives your little one a place to snack when they’ve worn themselves out walking around. The tray is also dishwasher safe, which is a parenting win!