Kolcraft’s walker is a 2-in-1 baby walker that caught our eye because it has proved to be immensely practical and durable. It can easily be transformed from a seat-in into a walk-behind walker, with just a few twists and turns of some of the elements. The tray is a bit small compared to others, but what it lacks in size it makes up in practicality. For example, the toys are separated from the eating compartment which makes it really easy to clean. We also really liked how easy it is to put away. When folded, it gets really slim, so slim, that you wouldn’t think twice before packing it when you go on a vacation. The seat isn’t the most comfortable, but it’s practical and it’s easily removable and it can be machine washed. Kolcraft’s walker comes with a higher sit back pad, for added comfort and back support. It’s quite mobile, and the wheels glide easily, so your baby can get from point A to point B without much effort. The tray is small, making it easy for all those curious babies to get their hands on whatever it is they’re interested in (although this is not always a good thing, right?). With the price varying at around $50, it’s safe to say that this walker gets you a lot of bang for your buck, and you won’t need to change walkers as your baby grows.
A walker with a design that answers all the problems with classic baby walkers. While not a suitable option for babies who still struggle to stand by themselves, this walker is great for all parents who struggle to keep their baby calm in classic baby walkers, where the baby is basically stuck in one position. The VTech is more meant to be used in a later phase of the baby’s development, from around 9 months onwards. But hey, this walker can still be useful in keeping your energetic baby busy. The sit-to-stand option means that it has a removable front part filled with toys that can be placed right next to your sitting baby to play with. Done playing? Pop the removable tray in and your baby is set to be on its way again. We loved this one mostly due to its price and practicality. Priced at around $34, it’s durable, easy to put away, and it glides seamlessly on both wooden floors and carpets. It also comes with a speed setting, meaning you can limit the speed at which the wheels turn. What we didn’t like? The absence of height adjustment, which means the handle might be too low or too high for your baby. Also, the wheels are a tad smoother than they should be, so the walker can sometimes slide sideways when used on smoother floors, like hardwood or tiles.
A top of the line baby walker, the Joovy Spoon looks like your classic baby walker but with added coolness and style. It’s lightweight, it pops open easily and it’s quite slim when folded, so it can be stored under a bed or behind a door. It has a big tray with curved edges, giving you peace of mind and time for a little rest so you don’t always have to keep an eye on your baby trying to reach for this or that. What we really like about it is that it comes with a removable insert, making it incredibly easy to clean, with wipes and otherwise. The seat is also easily removable and easy to clean, and while it’s not made of the softest material, it’s definitely comfortable. You can adjust it in three heights, which is kind of limiting, and the highest setting might still be uncomfortable for taller babies, as it’s still too low for our liking. The wheels are smooth, making the rolling around really easy for the baby on hardwood and linoleum floors, but like for most baby walkers, the carpet is an enemy number one, and moving around on carpets requires a lot of effort. So overall, an amazing baby walker that is loved by both parents and babies.
If you don’t want anything too fancy and are a fan of old school baby walkers, then Safety 1st’s baby walker could be the right one for your little one. It’s easy to use and is foldable to a size that makes it easy to store in narrow spaces. It has three adjustable heights, although the highest one might just be a bit too high. The lowest height is still some way off the ground, and smaller babies might have difficulty reaching the ground and moving around. However, we were willing to overlook (or at least compensate!) the height problem by acknowledging the amazing toys on its top. Some play music, some have lights, and there are also interactive ones, meaning your baby will have plenty of fun just sitting in this walker. The snack tray is right underneath the toys, and instead of struggling to pop them out like most, these trays simply sit and slide on the side and they can be adjusted as to how far out you want them. Are there some cons we need to mention about this walker? Well, some of the toys need power in order to run and the walker comes with integrated batteries that cannot be replaced. Instead, you would have to order replacement parts. But, the seat is pretty comfortable and has a nice cushion, and the cover is easily removable and can be machine washed. Priced at around $40, it’s a great entry-level walker that your baby will have a lot of fun using.
A modern take on the classic baby walker, Bright Starts is a favorite of a lot of parents and babies out there. It comes with a comfortable seat that can be adjusted in three heights, but what sets it apart from other baby walkers is the height of the backside of the seat which is taller, designed to provide good support for the back and shoulders of the baby. The seat would receive a 10 out of 10, but unfortunately, the leg holes seem to be a bit tight, so it might be hard for chubbier babies to put their legs through. On the tray, there are lovely toys all of which resemble a safari ride, with some of them equipped with music and/or lights. Too loud? Don’t worry, you can adjust the volume of the music that comes out of them when you want to relax. But there were some things we disliked about this baby walker. Compared to other walkers, it’s a bit complicated to put it together when taking it out of the box. Also, when you want to fold it, it still takes up some space and it won’t fit under your bed or behind a door, meaning you will need a special place to put it away. At around $50, it’s not the cheapest baby walker but doesn’t fall into the expensive category as well. All in all, a solid baby walker, with all the essentials your little one will need along with some benefits that are usually reserved for costlier baby walkers.