Best Toys for Walking Babies
Walking babies are bundles of energy that seem to be in constant motion. For parents, it’s equal parts fun and exhausting. Keeping baby amused and occupied helps to contain wild amounts of "get-up-and-go."
This is a great time to look at toys and games that are designed for active play. From products for babies who are not quite walking, to stand-and-play toys, there are plenty to choose from.
Toys for Active or Walking Babies
Baby Einstein Caterpillar & Friends Discovery Walker: The elliptical frame on this walker provides stability and support for babies who aren’t quite ready to walk. It has a number of fun activities built in, including a bead chaser, numbered piano keys, and sounds. The toy station can be removed so baby can play with it while seated, too.
Baby Einstein Sea & Explore Walker: This walker provides sturdy support for little ones on the go. It features a fun toy station with lights, ocean sounds, and loops to add baby’s favorite toys. When the station is removed, the built-in tray lets baby play with other toys. The high seat back gives baby extra support, and it wipes clean.
“Keeping baby amused and occupied helps to contain wild amounts of “get-up-and-go.”
Grows with Baby
Bright Starts Zippity Zoo 3-in-1 Around We Go: This activity station packs a lot of bang for the buck. It is designed for three types of play: sitting, standing, and walking, so it can grow with baby through the toddler years. Before baby can walk, a secure seat lets baby "walk" 360 degrees around the perimeter of the table. Later the seat can be taken out completely to become a toddler activity table. It has over 15 activities, including a piano station, flipbook, and music. Pregnancy and Newborn magazine featured the Zippity Zoo, saying it was a great option for "self-propelled motion."
Bright Starts 3-in-1 Step ‘n Ride Lion: With this fun, game-inspired toy, baby can sit and play, walk behind, or sit and ride. Even the youngest baby can sit and feed balls into the lion’s mouth, then lift the door to rediscover them. It easily converts to a ride-on with a sturdy seat and easy-to-grip handles, and it plays sounds and music to keep baby even more entertained. The Step ‘n Ride Lion received the UK's “Highly Recommended Rainbow Toy” award.
"This toy is great because it serves several purposes, helping to save space which is super helpful when you don't have a lot of space to devote to storing toys." — Lori, Step ‘n Ride Lion*
The Bright Starts Get Rollin’ Activity Table features over 60 different songs and activities across eight play areas. It encourages motor skills, while showing baby colors, numbers, opposites, and animal names. Its brightly colored and fun toys are designed to stimulate baby’s senses and provide a variety of entertaining activities. The legs of the table even detach for floor play.
"From the day I purchased it [my son] has always wanted to play with it. Even though he cannot walk he still tries his best to stand up and play." –Mom, Toys ‘R’ Us Reviewer
*This reviewer received a complimentary product in exchange for their candid review.
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