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.
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.
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.
- Wipe down with damp cloth
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Parts and Pieces
Requires 2 AA Batteries for sound and lights. Still functions as a walker without batteries.
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.