Baby Walkers: Things To Consider Before You Buy –
Baby Walkers: Things To Consider Before You Buy

Baby Walkers: Things To Consider Before You Buy

One of the most exciting moments for new parents is witnessing their baby's first steps, and a push-along walker can support them as they navigate the world around them. But with so many options available, choosing the right baby walker can be daunting. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of selecting the perfect walker for your little explorer.

Baby walking with FSC® Certified wooden baby walker

Push walker vs a traditional baby walker

Traditional sit-in baby walkers were banned in Canada in 2004 due to the high volume of head injuries that resulted from falls down stairs in a traditional baby walker. Canada lead the world in this ban and many countries have now followed suit.

A push walker offers a safer alternative to traditional sit-in baby walkers by encouraging an upright posture and promoting healthy muscle development. Unlike sit-in walkers, push-along walkers allow babies to move at their own speed, providing support and stability as they strengthen their muscles, improve balance, and enhance coordination.

Baby Walker Vs Push Walker Infographic

Are push walkers good for babies?

Push walkers enable babies to transition safely from sitting to standing and take steps forward while using the handlebars for support. They are excellent for encouraging infants to pull themselves up and begin taking their first steps. Unlike traditional sit-in baby walkers with wheels, which can pose risks to babies' safety and development, a baby push walker supports normal muscle growth and promotes a natural walking position.

Are push walkers safe?

Push walkers offer a safe and dependable alternative to the traditional sit-in walker. A push along walker encourages regular muscle activation and strength development, only engaging when the baby is ready to stand and take their first steps.

Push walkers can be a great tool for improving young children's gross motor skills, as long as they are used for a maximum of 20 minutes a day.

Girl walking with her Floral Activity Baby Walker

When should I get a push walker?

Every baby develops at their own pace, so determining when to introduce a push walker is less about age and more about readiness and milestone achievement. Babies are typically ready for a push walker when they can pull themselves up to stand and cruise along furniture, which typically occurs between 8-12 months of age.

Wooden Push Walkers For Babies

Here are some of our favourite push along baby walkers that’ll have your kiddo cruising safely and in style!

1. Brick Cart Baby Walker

Girl playing with Brick Cart Baby Walker

A push-along baby walker and brick cart in one! Toddlers can transport their blocks from room to room with our FSC® Certified Baby Walker, practicing their walking skills and stopping for a spot of construction play on the go. Made from sustainable FSC® Certified wood (FSC-C147826), this wooden baby walker features four chunky wheels, a sturdy wooden frame, an easy-to-grip handlebar, and 24 shapes that fit neatly inside the cart. 

2. Marine Activity Walker

Boy playing with Marine Activity baby walker

Let youngsters uncover a seaside sensory adventure with our Marine Activity Walker. Once infants have mastered walking by pushing along their walker, they can dive in to explore all the coastal-inspired activities. Use the slider to flip between the moon and sun, twist the colourful water wheel, help the birds fly along the beaded wire, and spin the picture blocks to match three shells or seahorses!

3. Eco Baby Activity Walker

Baby playing with FSC® Certified push along walker

Our eco-friendly FSC® Certified Baby Activity Walker is excellent for developing your child's mobility, dexterity, and sorting skills. It features an abacus, a shape sorter, a mirror, cogs and much more, with an easy-to-grip handle and durable wheels to make walking a breeze! Made from sustainably harvested wood from FSC® Certified forests, this activity walker is also kind to the planet.

4. Flower Activity Walker

Girl playing with Flower Activity Centre baby walker

Green-fingered tots will love pushing around our Flower Activity Walker! Infants can toddle along with the walker before letting loose on its interactive features. It features a spinning flower, ladybirds, bumblebees, and floral beaded wires. On each side of the walker, you'll find even more activities with a dolphin waiting to swim up and down on one side and a shape sorter on the other.