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The best first steps baby walkers

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Top 5 first steps baby walkers

Our favourite first steps baby walkers around now

Why buy one?

One moment your baby will be crawling (or bottom shuffling!) along the floor, the next they’ll be trying to stand - this is when you realise that walking will soon be on the cards. Taking that first step isn’t easy, which is where a baby walker comes in; it’s a great halfway house between cruising around the furniture and walking for real, giving babies that are able to stand a steady place to hold onto and practise making steps.

What to spend

A baby walker needs to be safe and sturdy, so look for a well-known brand. They normally cost between £30 and £50.

What to look for

A solid and sturdy handle for your baby to grab onto is a must, with a plastic or wooden frame that they can easily push along. Large, easy to manoeuvre wheels are essential, too. Some baby walkers have other functions, for example they have a cart attached to hold bricks, or have lights, buttons and music so they can be used as an activity toy, too.

VTech First Steps Baby Walker 250First Steps Baby Walker, £29.99, VTech

This walker is a great buy as not only does it cater for toddlers who can stand and are starting to walk, the activity centre on the front can be detached for younger babies to play with, so it has great longevity.

Baby Walker with Bright Wooden Blocks 250Baby walker with blocks, £42, Jojo Maman Bebe

This traditional wooden cart has so many uses, firstly as a baby walker as your child takes their first steps, then as a place to store and transport the included wooden blocks, plus it can even be used as a makeshift dolls pram. And, as another bonus, you can also have the walker personalised.

Wooden Activity Kitchen Walker 250Wooden activity kitchen, £45, Mothercare

Made from wood, this bright and colourful walker also doubles as a play kitchen for twice the fun. It has a sturdy handle to help little ones balance as they take their first steps, and it comes complete with pots, pans and utensils for imaginative role-play games.

Little Tikes Light n Go 3 in 1 Activity Walker 250Light n Go 3-in-1 Activity Walker, £40, Little Tikes

A clever model that can fold down to make an activity table for younger children - and this also makes it easier to store, too. There are tons of features including music and sounds that will help to teach your child about shapes and colours. Added musical fun comes in the shape of piano keys and lots of buttons, sliders and flashing lights.

Infantino Grow with me Sensory 3-in-1 Walker 250Grow with me sensory 3-in-1 walker, £49.99, Infantino

Just perfect for a car-crazy tot, this themed walker will have them stepping out in no time! It comes with lots of sensory features too, including a shape sorter, a ball ramp, spin bars with attached toys plus melodies and flashing lights. The wheels can be locked so it doesn’t move; ideal for when younger babies are playing with it.

The best first steps baby walkers