10 best baby walkers
Help your little one take to their feet with a walker toy
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Few milestones in your baby’s life are as exciting as watching them take their first steps, and a walker toy can help them get there quicker.
There are lots of different designs available – from traditional walker toys, to multifunctional walking aids that grow along with your baby that adapt to different stages of her development.
Think about whether you want the type of walker that keeps your baby sitting in a contained space but free to manoeuvre it around the room, or one that they can stand and push wherever they like.
Whatever your preference, there’s something to suit every budget. These are our favourites.
Little Tikes Light ’N Go Activity Walker: £39.99, Argos
Part of the Light ‘n Go series of toys designed to use light to inspire your baby to get moving, this is a walker, standing activity table, and sit-and-play activity centre all in one.
It plays 70 activities, songs, and sounds, including naming shapes, colours and animal noises. With so much packed into it, this is excellent value for money.
Babymoov Walker 2 in 1, £89.99: Babymoov
Designed to grow with your baby, this innovative walker has two different play modes. It starts as a traditional walker toy with a padded, comfy seat but converts to a walking aid that your child can grip to steady themselves once they start taking steps alone.
It plays three musical tunes and has a play tray with three toys attached. It’s easy to convert between modes, and very compact when folded.
Hauck Ride on 1-2-3, £49.99: Precious Little One
This versatile walker converts from a traditional baby walker to an aid for independent walkers, and then to a ride-on toy once your child is cruising with confidence.
It comes with a removable music module so there’s lots here to keep your little one entertained throughout several stages of their development. The steering wheels and car horn especially appealed to our little tester.
BebeStyle F1 Racing Car Activity Walker and Rocker: £44.99, Asda
Fans of Formula One won’t be able to resist this cute walker toy. It’s a traditional walker suitable for babies aged six months and older, then converts to a rocker toy – handy when you need somewhere to place your baby but don’t want them to stray too far.
It’s easy to adjust to different heights as your baby grows, and has lots of entertaining elements including light and sound features.
B Kids Infantino Grow With Me Sensory 3-in-1 Walker: £44, Kidly
A bright and colourful alternative to traditional walker toys, this has three different play modes so it’ll appeal to your little one for longer than the average walker.
From six months, your baby can sit and play with the ball or shape sorter. Once they are standing, there’s even more to explore. And when they're mobile, they can hold onto this for support while cruising around the room.
Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker: £27.99, Argos
There’s lots on this toy to keep your baby entertained while they get to grips with standing and eventually walking.
The sit-and-play mode features fun activities such as turning book pages and pressing light-up buttons to listen to the alphabet, numbers, or sing-along songs.
In stand and walk mode, the easy-grip handle and 4-wheel base offers lots of support as they takes to their feet.
Vtech First Steps Baby walker: £19.99, Smyths
This colourful baby walker is designed to support and nurture your baby as they takes their first steps.
It has a detachable learning centre with lots of interactive light and sound features, so you’ll get plenty of value from it long after your baby masters walking independently – our little walker loved pushing it around the room and never tired from pressing all the buttons.
Chad Valley Circus Friends Walker: £29.99, Argos
This is a great value traditional walker toy with three height positions that are easy to adjust so that your baby’s feet can touch the ground – allowing them to move around the room easily.
There’s a play tray with toys attached and this folds away compactly for easy storage when it’s not in use.
Jané Formula Kid Baby Walker: £79.99, jane-uk.com
Worried about a walker whizzing across your wooden floors? This one’s designed with a flexible protector around the base and quiet silicone wheels – so it won’t scrape doors or walls.
The seat is height-adjustable and it comes with an activity tray featuring lights and sounds, including real racing car noises. It looks fabulous, too.
Trybike: £159.99, Hippychick
If you’re looking for a different way to encourage your little one to get walking, this balance bike is a clever alternative.
It’s designed to act as a three-wheeled walker suitable from 12 months, and then converts through three further stages from a low bicycle to a tricycle.
It’s ideal if you’re not a fan of noisy plastic baby gear and want a walker toy that will still be in regular use in years to come.
The Verdict: Best baby walkers
The Little Tikes Light ’N Go Activity Walker offers the best value for money by far, and kept our tester much more engaged than any of the other walkers we tried.
The Jané Formula Kid Baby Walker really stands out in terms of how cool it looks – car-mad kids will love it.
Finally, we love the TryBike for an innovative twist on a traditional walker toy, but it’s best suited to outdoor use.
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