Batten down the hatches and prepare for chaos! It’s a race between you and your little bundle of joy. They’ve decided that it’s time to walk, and you suddenly find yourself hovering over their every move as they teeter along. It’s time for a baby walker. Not only is it ideal for helping them learn to walk, some even have interactive toys to spark their creativity. And, you’ll be able to relax a bit as they safely totter about. Here’s our list of the 13 best baby walkers that we could find, as well as some features to look for.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall Baby Walker

Best Overall

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Upgrade choice Baby Walker

Upgrade Choice

Combi Baby Activity Walker

Best Budget Buy Baby Walker

Best Budget Buy

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Walker

How to Pick the Best Baby Walkers

1. Recommended Age

While all babies grow at their own rate, most will be pulling themselves up within their first few months of age. Then, they’ll be trying to stand on their own. That’s when they can really start to get the best benefit out of a baby walker. Some baby walkers are designed for babies that are only a few months old, and some like push toys are better suited for older babies and toddlers. The really great ones will grow along with them.

2. Key Feature

Basically, they’ll be made of wood, plastic, metal, or a combination of any of the three. And, they each have their own benefits.

  • Baby walkers made out of wood are easier on the environment because of their manufacturing process. They also usually operate entirely on your baby’s imagination and motivation, instead of batteries, again a win for the environment. The only real downside is that the paint on the wood can fade a bit over time.
  • Walkers made out of plastic, or a combination of plastic and metal, are much more commonly found. And, we’ll only highlight safe plastic toys for your babies. Plastic is a little more durable than wood, and can be easier to clean and maintain. You’ll also generally find more bells and whistles on durable plastic baby walkers. Of course, all of those lights and sounds will need batteries.

3. Battery Operated

Don’t get us wrong! We’re not dinging batteries. But, we think noting them is important for a couple of reasons. Your baby will get plenty of mental and visual stimulation whether the baby walker uses batteries or not. There is a cost factor with batteries, and you definitely don’t want to run out of them. Luckily, we can also get rechargeable batteries, as well as recycle the old ones.

4. Does it make sounds?

You’ll see that different walkers have different activities. Some have attached toys for tiny fingers to grasp, squeeze and squeak, and some are made to be used with your baby’s own favorite toys. You’ll also see some that play music and sing-along songs. This is where your imagination comes in. What gadgets do you think they would like the best? The best baby walkers will not only help them learn to walk, but the different interactive features will spark their imagination and creativity while fine tuning their motor skills and cognitive development.

5. Size

Think about the size of the walker. You want to make sure that your baby will have plenty of room to really enjoy their newfound mobility. Think about doorways and furniture. You’ll notice a broad range of sizes that are available. You might even want to think about how tall it is. Babies aren’t all the same size, and you at least want to give them a chance to grab ahold of it and stand up.

6. Weight

You want it to be heavy enough so that it won’t easily tip over. And, you want it to be light enough, so that if it does, it’ll be okay. It also needs to be light enough for them to be able to move it easily.

The Winners

#1

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Best Overall

If it’s made by VTech, you know it’ll have lots of bells and whistles. And, this VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker doesn’t disappoint. This durable plastic walker is like two toys in one. Babies and toddlers can either wheel it around the room or the activity center, complete with a telephone, piano keys, shapes, gears, and rollers, is detachable for floor-play. With lights, sounds, and over 70 prerecorded sing-along songs, they’ll be having fun and learning at the same time.

 You’ll love the solid, sturdy design, ideal for teetering walkers to hold onto. The wheels are fine for carpets or hard floors, and they lock in place, adding more stability when they really need it.
 

Age: 9 months to 3 years
Material: Plastic
Batteries: Yes
Sounds: Yes
Size: 16.5 x 14.2 x 18.1 inches
Weight: 5.75 pounds

#2

Combi Baby Activity Walker

Upgrade Choice

Hey now, Combi Baby Activity Walker looks like a sporty, pink Ferrari flying through the air. She’ll be large-and-in-charge as she races this little beast through the house. The hood even comes off to hold tea party snacks or other toys. 

It has a three-position height adjustment, so she’ll be able to enjoy it for awhile. The wheels swivel for swift turns, or can be locked, making it into a stationary jumper. And, the seat pad comes out for easy cleaning.

Age: 0 to 30 pounds
Material: Plastic
Batteries: Yes
Sounds: Yes
Size: 28 x 26 x 21.5 inches
Weight: 17 pounds

#3

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Walker

Best Budget Buy

Here’s a cute, brown bear on wheels that will either keep your baby busy with the interactive toys all over it or while they’re toddling along with it. They’ll enjoy hours of educational entertainment with all of the different things that they can manipulate and play with. 

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Walker has 75 different tunes, words, and phrases that your little one can activate, giving words of encouragement when they do things correctly. Babies can play with colors, numbers, the alphabet, and even learn some Spanish. And, the over-sized wheels make it great for any floor surface.
 

Age: 6 months to 3 years
Material: Plastic
Batteries: Yes
Sounds: Yes
Size: 16.2 x 19.3 x 18.2 inches
Weight: 5 pounds

#4

cossy Wooden Baby Walker

Here’s a colorful, super-sturdy baby walker made out of solid wood, with different interactive activities on the front and sides to stimulate their growing minds. Your little one can totter along by gripping the handle on top with four wooden wheels guiding the way. 

With a low center of gravity, your toddler can use it to safely pull themselves up. Cossy Wooden Baby Walker has a non-toxic painted finish, and the wheels are trimmed with rubber, so your floors won’t get scratched. There’s even a mesh basket inside the back for storage. 
 

Age: 18 months and older
Material: Juniper wood
Batteries: No
Sounds: Yes
Size: 12.6 in. wide x 19.49 in. tall x 6.3 in. deep
Weight: 7 pounds

#5

Bright Starts Roaming Safari 

Best baby walker for carpet

Bright Starts Roaming Safari  is designed to both hold a younger baby securely in a seat as well as being able to keep a toddler safe and entertained. They can sit and play with the interactive toys on the front tray, or take a spin around the room. And, when they’re done walking, they can even pop the activity tray off and take it with them. 

 With three different height positions, your baby can grow with it. You’ll love how easily it folds for storage. The plastic wheels are ideal for carpeting or hard floors, and the seat is removable for easy cleaning.

Age: 6+ Months, able to sit, up to 26 pounds
Material: Plastic and metal
Batteries: Yes
Sounds: Yes
Size: 34 in. square base, 28 in. x 24 in. tray area
Weight: 11 pounds

#6

Hape Wonder Walker

Best baby push walker

Here’s a great Hape Wonder Walker made of solid wood, with its own storage area and interactive games galore! Pushing or pulling, they’ll be racing this little buggy around the house in no time. And, with five different interactive activities for them to play with, it’s great for play-dates.

It has a sturdy base to support those wobbly little knees, with rounded edges, so no boo-boos. The wheels won’t scratch wood floors. And, the wood is eco-friendly, from specific forest regions.

Age: 3+ years
Material: Wood
Batteries: No
Sounds: No
Size: 13.1 x 18.1 x 19.9 inches
Weight: 7 pounds

#7

Joovy Spoon Walker

You get a walker and a highchair all it one. Joovy Spoon Walker is simple, functional design that will even match your decor, this walker has a high seat back that will cradle babies and toddlers, keeping them safe. And, it’s made of a tough, durable plastic that will hold up to all of those little crashes. 

 An extra wide base will protect your baby’s fingers from bumps, and it has three different height settings, so they can grow with it. The tray is removable and dishwasher safe, and the comfy, cushioned seat is machine washable. It also folds away for easy storage.
 

Age: For babies less than 33.5″ tall and less than 30 pounds
Material: Plastic and metal
Batteries: No
Sounds: No
Size: 18” tall x 25.5” wide x 27.75” deep
Weight: 12.3 pounds

#8

Disney Winnie The Pooh Walker

Best Disney baby walker

Disney Winnie The Pooh Walker is too cute! They get to play with Pooh and his pals with this sturdy, Disney-themed walker. Their little fingers will get busy exploring the textures, lights, and sounds of the activity table, which swings open giving them more play space or a snack tray, while their toes will be propelling them around the room.

It will adjust to three different heights, folds for easy storage, and the seat pad comes out for easy cleaning. With plastic wheels designed to roll on any indoor surface, they’ll be off and running before you know it!

Age: 4+ months, up to 30 pounds and 32 inches
Material: Plastic and metal
Batteries: Yes
Sounds: Yes
Size: 24.8″ x 28″ x 23″
Weight: 11.7 pounds

#9

Disney Peek-A-Boo Walker

It’s a cute, pink bouncer that will keep her feet busy, at least until the Minnie toys catch her attention with lights, sounds, clickers, and beads. She’ll be wrapped up in her own little Disney dream while she glides around the room. Or, you can remove the wheels, making it a stationary bouncer. 

 The piano part of the Disney Peek-A-Boo Walker is detachable for floor play. With three adjustable heights, it will grow with her. The high back seat is also great for supporting smaller babies, and it snaps out for easy cleaning.
 

Age: 6+ months to 26 pounds
Material: Plastic and metal
Batteries: Yes
Sounds: Yes
Size: 18.2″ x 6.8″ x 23.5″
Weight: 6 pounds

#10

KidsEmbrace Baby Walker

Wow! A super-cool, blue and black Batmobile hovering over a sleek, black base. How awesome is that! He’ll be racing around his own imaginary Gotham City. Built like a car with a steering wheel and a gearshift, the wheels will really hug the corners as he takes the curves at full speed. The engine even revs and vibrates.

 The activity tray is removable, with lights and songs galore, to keep their little minds busy when their feet get tired. KidsEmbrace Baby Walker is collapsible for easy storage, and the seat cover comes off for easy cleaning.
 

Age: 6+ months, up to 26 pounds, less than 32 Inches tall
Material: Plastic and metal
Batteries: Yes
Sounds: Yes
Size: 28 x 25 x 21 inches
Weight: 13.7 pounds

#11

Cosco Simple Steps Walker

It’s a cute, little, goofy-eyed, blue and green monster on wheels. Monster Syd is his name, and gobbling up goodies is his game. With padded monster-horns on the back of the seat, your little one will be racing around the room looking for monster treats with the Cosco Simple Steps Walker. And, with an adjustable height, it will grow along with your baby.

It disassembles for easy storage, you can toss the seat pad in the washer, and it has a dishwasher-safe snack tray. Cosco also has a play yard, high chair, and stroller to match.

Age: When babies can sit unassisted, up to 30 pounds and 32 inches
Material: Plastic
Batteries: No
Sounds: No
Size: 20 x 6 x 16.5 inches
Weight: 8.5 pounds

#12

Fisher-Price Color Climbers Jumperoo

Best baby bouncer walker

The Fisher-Price Color Climbers Jumperoo A stationary jumper to keep you tiny tot bouncing and spinning with delight until you are ready to chase them around the house in a walker with wheels. They’ll delight in all of the lights, sounds, and music, with interactive animal toys all around them and up in the air. They’ll even have a little mirror to keep them amused. There’s more than enough stimulation for babies that are just beginning to stand on their own. And, its overall construction, along with the adjustable height, will enable this beauty to stand the test of time and abuse.

Age: 6+ months to 2 years, up to 25 pounds
Material: Plastic and metal
Batteries: Yes
Sounds:Yes
Size: 24 x 22 x 7.3 inches
Weight: 17.2 pounds

#13

Baby Einstein Caterpillar & Friends Walker

Best baby Einstein walker

Baby Einstein Caterpillar & Friends Walker is underwater-themed, ergonomically designed walker is great for babies that are just beginning the realize the importance of their chubby, little legs. Strap them in and watch them gain their confidence as they learn to maneuver their feet and race around the room. They can even take a break and explore the textures, lights, and sounds of the activity board, which also pops off for more playtime . By gripping and turning the steering wheel, babies get rewarded with ocean sounds and colorful lights. The seat has adjustable straps and a high seat back to hold your baby snugly. And, there’s a tray area to carry other toys and goodies.

Age: 6+ months to 26 pounds
Material: Plastic
Batteries: Yes
Sounds: Yes
Size: 23.5 x 6.8 x 18.2 inches
Weight: 12.2 pounds

DIY, Craft and Décor: Ideas for Baby walker lovers

Instructableshas a great video showing how to use PVC pipes to make a baby walker. It would certainly take a little skill and ingenuity to safely put it together, especially securing the wheels. But, if it’s done right, your baby would have their own unique walker with plenty of places to hang their favorite toys.

For the true craftsmen, or women, out there, you can always design your own beauty made out of solid wood. There are some great plans and ideas at Buildeasy, or you could create your own. It would be a lot of fun to make one with exactly what you want your baby to have.

Family Days Tried And Tested has a step-by-step guide for building one out of a sturdy cardboard box, with strategic holes where bed sheets were woven to create seats. The outside could be decorated with any theme. We’re not sure how long they would last, but it’s a fairly simple idea.

Quick Decision

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker – Best Overall 

Hands down, this one has so much going on that all we can see is a baby falling in love with it, interacting with all of the fun activities, and growing with it as they learn to safely pull themselves up to the handle – and, off they go!

Combi Baby Activity Walker – Upgrade Choice

This pretty, pink Ferrari would be ideal for that little sweetie who has already mastered her baby-toy walker, and is ready to drive just like Mommy does.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Walker – Best Budget Buy

Priced at around $20, this little Fisher Price push-or-pull beauty is made to grow with your baby, with plenty of interactive activities, colors, lights, and sounds.

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Gary B.

Gary B.

Gary is a father of two, self-identified RC fanboy, and part-time guitar plucker. When he's not racing his collection of remote-controlled vehicles or strumming away, we bend his arm and get him to write with precision and expertise on a range of mechanical and electrical toys.

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