Top Rated Baby Walkers

Baby walkers can be a great addition to your home, but there are some things to keep under consideration before purchasing.

The main thing to remember before you buy this product is that some groups have recently stated they should be banned as they allegedly prohibit physical development, and are a danger if babies take them near stairs.

Be sure to do your research before your purchase, as information is always coming out into the market on these products. Make sure there have been no recalls, and check the latest reviews on a product before you purchase.

If you’re going to buy a walker, definitely buy one a new one and a top rated walker as many models have been recalled in the past couple of years.

We had this Joovy baby walker for our daughter and were very pleased with it. We didn’t experience any issues and believe that it was a great product.

One of the things that I have liked about having a baby walker?  The fact that my Joovy model has a nice big tray, which means my son can just sit and play.  I can put several toys on his tray, and he is happily engaged for a few minutes.

It also gives him a new perspective to see the world from before he starts walking, and gives him a better view of what’s happening at his sister’s eye level.

Happy shopping! Be sure to keep the below reminders in mind before purchasing.

Good reminders for purchasing a baby walker:

  • Keep the walker in an enclosed area – not near stairs, swimming pools or other uneven surfaces
  • Ensure that the furniture in the room with the walker is secure, as babies can access things they may not normally be able to reach, such as heavy table lamps.
  • Don’t rely on baby gates for keeping baby in an enclosed area as baby gates may or may not be strong enough to withstand the weight of a baby walker against it.
  • Most walkers are good for babies that can easily hold their head up and weigh up to 30 lbs.

Here are quick review hits from several of the top rated baby walkers: 

Joovy Spoon Walker

PROS review summary: 

  • Super-sized tray with lots of rooms for toys and food
  • Three height positions and oversized wheels
  • Seat pad is machine washable
  • Folds flat
  • Holds children up to 30 lbs

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note that it still feels short for taller toddlers



Bright Starts Walk-A-Bout Walker

PROS review summary: 

  • Includes electronic toy (removable) with volume control
  • 3 adjustable height positions
  • Includes “rubber safety feet” that break when close to uneven surfaces
  • Folds flat for compact storage

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note that the breaks engage with carpet



Chicco DJ Walker Activity Center

PROS review summary: 

  • Padded, machine-washable seat
  • 3 height position availability
  • DJ activity toy with drums, keyboard and other musical items included, and can be removed
  • Folds flat for easy storage

CONS review summary:

  • Some reviewers note that the seat needs adjusting to the right height every time you open it (automatically goes to the highest setting)



Safety 1st Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Walker,

PROS review summary: 

  • Has 2 swing open activity trays
  • 3 height position availability
  • Includes “grip strips” to stop movement onto uneven surfaces
  • Maneuvers over carpet fairly well

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note that the lowest seat setting still feels a bit high



Be sure to check out our other top rated baby gear categories, such as our top rated baby monitors, baby carriers, backpack carriers, and baby swings & rockers