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The best walker for hardwood floors, this one also has plenty of room for small feet and can adjust for differences in baby height.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>A sturdy and thoughtfully designed walker has a wide wheel base and an adjustable handle. Two sets of red press buttons on the sides are used to change the walker&rsquo;s position. The lower set changes the walker between its standing position and its storage position. The upper button set adjusts the degree of the handle, to better account for different child heights.</p> <p>Each wheel has a line of rubber to keep the plastic underneath from slipping and sliding. Each back wheel has a rubber stopper behind it, keeping it from flipping when baby pulls down on the handle.</p> <p>Music plays and lights flash as the toy is moved, getting faster or slower as baby changes their walking speed.</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>Baby can pull themselves up using the handle and then get walking! The rubber wheel grips keep the toy from sliding out from under them, and the rubber stoppers keep the toy from flipping backwards.</p> <p>The music and lights encourages baby to push themselves to see how fast they can get it all going. The toy works just fine without the music or lights, though, so taking out the batteries to make a quiet toy is always an option.</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>Lots of user compliments for this toy! Overall, users are very happy with this toy, as it is sturdy, doesn&rsquo;t slid or slide, and can be used on hard surfaces without any difficulty.</p> <p>The wheel base is nice and wide, so kids aren&rsquo;t likely to squish their toes or trip themselves when walking. This also lets them get up nice and close to the handle without having to lean forward. Better for learning correct walking posture.</p> <p>Rubber grips on the wheels really make this the best walker we&rsquo;ve seen for hard wood floors. Often, plastic wheels will slide instead of turn when used on wood, but this one actually rolls forward. It keeps a steady footing on tile and carpet, too.</p> <p>The height can be changed by adjusting the angle of the toy&rsquo;s body as well as the angle of the handle. We found that most children who are still young enough to need walking assistance are able to use this toy comfortably. If the child is stopping, make sure BOTH the body and the handle are in their most upright position. Additionally, some children just find it more appealing to walk while leaning forward. This is not the best method for improving walking skills since the child&rsquo;s weight is then distributed onto the toy rather than their own feet.</p> <p>Leaning too far forward on the toy can make it fall over, as with every toy of this nature. It&rsquo;s a walker, not a leaner. Proper walking posture should be encouraged when using this toy.</p> <p>No additional toys are attached to the walker. Some users are disappointed that they are purchasing &ldquo;just a walker,&rdquo; but we found that all the little do-dads on other models tend to distract children from the main goal: walking. With this model, walking is the goal as well as the reward.</p> <p>We have noticed that some toys have trouble with one of the front wheels seizing up. Upon purchase, be sure that the toy rolls properly without any of the wheels catching.</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wipe down with damp cloth</li> </ul> <p>For more detailed information on how to clean toys, see our <a href="/Blogs1/The-Cleaning-Guide-for-Toys.htm" linktype="8" target="_self">Cleaning Guide for Toys</a>.</p> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>Requires 2 AA Batteries for sound and lights. Still functions as a walker without batteries.</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;ve noticed a few reports of one of the front wheels catching. Sometimes the left, sometimes the right, when this happens, the toy becomes difficult to push and may tip over. This is by no means a common problem, and most users report being very happy with this walker.</p> <p>We recommend making sure the toy works well once purchased.&nbsp;</p>
Baby Jogging Walker
Date published: 2016-06-15
8.50 / 10 stars

Baby Jogging Walker

by Chicco
current stage2016-06-15

Walkers help keep babies stable while they take those first several steps. Unlike many other walkers out there, Chicco’s design has rubber-grip wheels, making it the best walker out there for hard wood floors. It won’t slip, slide, or scoot out from under new walkers.

Getting much love from users, this walker is stable, durable, and moves smoothly across the floor. It folds down for easy storage, and is only 5.7 lbs, making it super easy to tuck away in a corner of the living room or take along in the car. While lights and music are activated by moving the toy and meant as an encouragement to keep baby walking, the batteries can be left out to make this into a quiet toy.

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Chicco Baby Jogging
Overall8.50
This measures the quality of the materials and production processes used.
Quality
  • 8.50
 
Including both gross and fine motor skills, this measure how much this toy engages and challenges physical mobility, body awareness, and coordination.
Motor
  • 9.00
 
Used only for baby toys, we grade toys on the types of sounds they make. Be it soothing lullabies, energizing dance music, or animal sounds, noises should not be dangerously loud.
Audio Stimulation
  • 8.00
 
Used only for baby toys, this measures how much this toy will keep baby’s attention by drawing their eye.
Visual Stimulation
  • 7.00
 
This score refers to this toy's ability to teach your child that every cause has an effect.
Cause and Effect
  • 8.00
 
Used only for baby toys, this measures how attractive a toy is to a baby, as well as how long they will likely pay attention to it. Used instead of Replay.
Holds Interest
  • 8.00
 

Product Specs

Age 9mos - walking age
Made in China
Recalls No
Batteries 2 AA Batteries for sound and lights
Materials Plastic, Electronic components, Rubber
Choking Hazard A small screw holds the battery compartment closed
Date Reviewed 06/15/2016

Where to Buy

Amazon $59.99
Pros
  • Excellent for hard wood, but also great on carpet and tile
  • Rubber stoppers behind wheels help baby keep from flipping the toy backwards
  • Handle adjusts to accommodate different heights
  • Folds into flat position for easy storage and transport
Cons
  • May not work for super tall children
Detailed Review

Toy Description

A sturdy and thoughtfully designed walker has a wide wheel base and an adjustable handle. Two sets of red press buttons on the sides are used to change the walker’s position. The lower set changes the walker between its standing position and its storage position. The upper button set adjusts the degree of the handle, to better account for different child heights.

Each wheel has a line of rubber to keep the plastic underneath from slipping and sliding. Each back wheel has a rubber stopper behind it, keeping it from flipping when baby pulls down on the handle.

Music plays and lights flash as the toy is moved, getting faster or slower as baby changes their walking speed.

Play

Baby can pull themselves up using the handle and then get walking! The rubber wheel grips keep the toy from sliding out from under them, and the rubber stoppers keep the toy from flipping backwards.

The music and lights encourages baby to push themselves to see how fast they can get it all going. The toy works just fine without the music or lights, though, so taking out the batteries to make a quiet toy is always an option.

Observations

Lots of user compliments for this toy! Overall, users are very happy with this toy, as it is sturdy, doesn’t slid or slide, and can be used on hard surfaces without any difficulty.

The wheel base is nice and wide, so kids aren’t likely to squish their toes or trip themselves when walking. This also lets them get up nice and close to the handle without having to lean forward. Better for learning correct walking posture.

Rubber grips on the wheels really make this the best walker we’ve seen for hard wood floors. Often, plastic wheels will slide instead of turn when used on wood, but this one actually rolls forward. It keeps a steady footing on tile and carpet, too.

The height can be changed by adjusting the angle of the toy’s body as well as the angle of the handle. We found that most children who are still young enough to need walking assistance are able to use this toy comfortably. If the child is stopping, make sure BOTH the body and the handle are in their most upright position. Additionally, some children just find it more appealing to walk while leaning forward. This is not the best method for improving walking skills since the child’s weight is then distributed onto the toy rather than their own feet.

Leaning too far forward on the toy can make it fall over, as with every toy of this nature. It’s a walker, not a leaner. Proper walking posture should be encouraged when using this toy.

No additional toys are attached to the walker. Some users are disappointed that they are purchasing “just a walker,” but we found that all the little do-dads on other models tend to distract children from the main goal: walking. With this model, walking is the goal as well as the reward.

We have noticed that some toys have trouble with one of the front wheels seizing up. Upon purchase, be sure that the toy rolls properly without any of the wheels catching.

Care

  • Wipe down with damp cloth

For more detailed information on how to clean toys, see our Cleaning Guide for Toys.

Parts and Pieces

Requires 2 AA Batteries for sound and lights. Still functions as a walker without batteries.

Concerns

We’ve noticed a few reports of one of the front wheels catching. Sometimes the left, sometimes the right, when this happens, the toy becomes difficult to push and may tip over. This is by no means a common problem, and most users report being very happy with this walker.

We recommend making sure the toy works well once purchased. 

Manufacturer's Description

Baby Jogging helps the child to take his/her first steps safely. Thanks to the ergonomic adjustment system, the toy offers 6 different positions to adapt to children’s different physiques, allowing for natural and correct posture. Every step taken by the child is accompanied by flashing lights and fun melodies. Depending on your child's walking speed, the lights come on progressively faster or slower and the rhythm of the melody speeds up or slows down. “Toy of the Year” from American Baby Magazine. Age: 9M+ WARNING - Choking Hazard !! Should only be assembled by an Adult. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)

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