Best Baby Walker TechnoBuffalo 2020

Let's be clear here; baby walkers do not teach your child to walk. Instead, they satisfy their need for movement and curiosity about their surroundings while protecting them from falls. The sit-in ones can also be a handy place to pop your little one once they start moving dangerously fast when you need five minutes to get something done. It's advised that baby walker action is kept to short, infrequent periods. That said, there are some super fun products out there that can offer your baby some real stimulation with the little accessories, add-ons, and even sounds to aid their cognitive development. Here are 12 we really like...

Great all-rounder: VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Staff Pick

We recommend this colorful, push-along option from well-respected kids' tech brand Vtech. Non-walkers will enjoy the detachable panel of activities, then push it along once they've found their feet. There are five piano keys, two spinners, a baby-friendly shape sorter, a play telephone, light-up buttons, and over 70 different songs and fun sounds to entertain.

$35 at Amazon

Pretty in pink: Baby Trend Emily Walker

This affordable option is great for smaller babies to sit in. There is an extra broad base for superior stability with multi-directional front wheels, a high backed padded seat, and it has three height positions. The large surround tray is suitable for toys or snacktime. There are built-in toys — a butterfly, flower, and hoops to move along a sturdy wire — but these can be removed. Usefully, it folds flat for storage.

$30 at Amazon

Formula fun: Delta Children Deluxe Lil' Drive Baby Activity Walker

With a racing car theme, this walker will see your baby zooming around your home. Complete with a realistic gear shifter and steering wheel, this has an interactive tray with engaging motor-themed sounds and lights that can be removed to make room for snacks or other toys. There's three-position height adjustment, and it folds flat for storage and travel.

$52 at Amazon

The monster is loose: Cosco Monster Syd Simple Steps Walker

This crazy-looking contraption is actually a really practical option for messy babies. The removable seat pad is machine washable and dryer safe, while the insert in the main tray can also be removed and put through the dishwasher. There are a spinning donut and candy toys to amuse your little one, and the walker can be used at two different heights.

$35 at Amazon

Baby driver: Bright Starts Three Ways to Play Ford F-150 Walker

This automotive-themed walker can be used in push-along mode, or as a sit-in option, with or without the car frontage. It includes a removable dashboard that has authentic truck sounds, lights, gear shifter, and a steering wheel that turns. With three height adjustment options, this, and the different ways it can be used, means it grows with your future driver as they do.

From $71 at Amazon

Music maker: Dream On Me Melody Musical Walker

The Dream On Me Melody Musical Walker is available in pink or a more multi-hued red, green, and blue option. Suitable for babies weighing up to 30lbs and up to 32 inches tall, it's another three-height adjustable, foldable design. This walker's removable tray insert offers interaction in the form of built-in toys, lights, and three different musical tunes.

$58 at Amazon

Sleek chic: Joovy Spoon Walker

If you're looking for an option that's not going hurt either your ears or eyes, Joovy's "Spoon" model is about as stylish as you can hope for from a baby walker. In white and charcoal, this simple sit-in solution has a super-sized tray with a removable dishwasher-friendly insert and a comfy machine washable seat. It has three height positions, non-slip pads, and folds flat.

$80 at Amazon

Excellent equid: Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker

Another excellent choice for babies not yet on their feet, this friendly zebra offers plenty to entertain your child while they're still sitting with a rollerball, a flip switch, peek-a-boo, turn dial, light-up buttons and songs and phrases to teach the alphabet and numbers. Once they are up on their feet, there's an easy-grasp handle and sturdy 4-wheel base to help them stay upright as they push the toy along.

$25 at Amazon

Classic Jurassic: Safety 1st Dino Sounds 'n Lights Discovery Baby Walker with Activity Tray

If your little one is dino-obsessed, consider this Safety 1st option. It has five dinosaur-themed toys that promote excellent motor control development, as well as lights and sounds. Perfect for anyone that's liable to lose removable inserts, these activity trays swing out to reveal a large tray table for snacks or more toys. The seat is washable, there are three height options, and it folds down when not in use.

$40 at Amazon

Rock out: Dream On Me 2-in-1 Crossover Musical Walker and Rocker

This product's unique selling point is that it is easily converted into a rocker should you want to stop your child zooming around. When in rocker mode, the sides of the base are moved down, and you can use the included fabric footrest. When your child is ready for action, they can be entertained by the toys and musical lights on the activity tray, which can then be removed to reveal a snack tray.

$76 at Amazon

Wooden walker: Kiddery Toys Wooden Push and Pull Learning Walker

Anyone more into traditional toys will appreciate this wooden design, although be warned — assembly is required! Once put together, this beautifully simple push-along walker will offer your baby not only stability when walking but a xylophone, drum, shape sorting, and tactile motor skill-enhancing moving beads, numbers, and more.

$50 at Amazon

Doo doo doo doo doo doo: WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Melody Walker

Yes, this really is an officially licensed Pinkfong product. If you have an incredibly high tolerance of annoying viral children's songs, this push-along walker will no doubt delight your baby. When your child stops walking, the Baby Shark Song will stop to encourage them to take their next steps. There are also light-up buttons and other non-shark songs.

$32 at Amazon

Do the locomotion

Our overall staff pick, the VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker, gets our recommendation as it's a tried-and-tested option from a really reputable specialist in interactive baby and children's toys. We like the fact babies will get a lot out of both the activity center on the front and the actual walker itself.

Other walkers that offer something for babies that haven't found their feet just yet include the Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker with its interactive elements, including alphabet and numbers learning activities, and the Kiddery Toys Wooden Push and Pull Learning Walker a more traditional choice with a musical element.

If you can't stand the thought of all the garish colorful plastic, noisy sound effects and flashing lights of most of these options, then Joovy has you covered with the beautifully simple Joovy Spoon Walker. It's as close to a classy ride as any one-year-old is going to get.

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