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The best baby walkers and activity stations

Our top picks of baby walkers and activity stations

Top 5 baby walkers and activity stations

Our favourite baby walkers and activity stations around now

Why buy one?

Keeping your active baby occupied suddenly gets more difficult once they reach the age of around six to eight months. Simple toys such as rattles might be quickly discarded! Investing in an activity centre will not only keep your baby happy, with jazzy features like buttons and flashing lights – but they’ll also keep them in one place! You can also buy activity centres that double up as baby walkers, so in time your baby can learn to wheel themselves around, but make sure that you always supervise them in any kind of wheeled walker.

What to spend

This type of baby gear is pretty expensive as it has lots of features, so expect to pay upwards of £60, with some models ringing in at over the £100 mark.

What to look for

A range of activities to keep your child occupied, from buttons and levers to lights and sounds. If you’re look at walkers, a sturdy build and easy to manoeuvre design is essential. Some convert as your child grows into standalone tables for older toddlers, meaning it’ll have more longevity.

Skip Hop explore 3 stage activity centre 250Explore and More Activity Station, £140, Skip Hop

Yes, it’s pricey, but has over 25 different activities and three stages of use, all the way from four months old to toddlerhood and beyond, so you get your money’s worth. It has a 360-degree rotating seat for the baby stage and can convert to a table for toddlers.

Babymoov 2-in-1 Baby Walker 2502-in-1 Baby walker, £89.99, BabyMoov

This clever model can convert from a sit-in to a push-along walker as your baby’s walking skills develop. There’s an activity tray to keep little ones entertained, and it folds up compactly for easier storage.

iSafe baby walker 250Play Time Plus Baby Walker, £59.99, iSafe

It is suitable from approx 6 months of age up to 12 kgs and folds flat when you need it out the way. It includes a detachable play tray and has a comfortable, padded seat.

Fisher-Price Roaring Rainforest Jumperoo 250Roaring Rainforest Jumperoo, £79.99, Fisher Price

This static activity centre might not have wheels, but it will still tirelessly entertain your baby out thanks to its design, which allows your baby to jump and wiggle to their heart's content! It has three adjustable heights and 12 engaging toys including a lion roller, an alligator clicker, plus other friendly animal toys including an elephant, monkey and hippo.

Baby Einstein Neptunes Ocean Discovery Jumper 250Neptune’s Ocean Discovery Jumper, £89.99, Baby Einstein

This jumper has an ocean-themed world of adventure for your baby to explore, full of exciting interactive features. It has lights, sounds and music and can teach your baby numbers and colours in English, French and Spanish. It also has a space-saving design, with a 360-degree swivel so your baby can twist and turn as much as they like.

The best baby walkers and activity stations