The 2014 Which? baby survey has revealed the best and worst baby walker brands – as rated by more than 1,000 parents.
In February and March this year, we surveyed more than 2,000 parents on everything from what they found most annoying about their pushchair to the most and least useful products they’d bought for their baby.
We also asked if they’d bought or been given a baby walker for their child. 1,176 mums and dads had, so we asked them to rate their baby walker on how comfy their baby looked, value for money and how easy it was to assemble, clean and get their baby in and out.
Visit our best and worst baby walker brands review to find out the full results for the nine biggest baby walker brands – including Vtech, Chicco, Graco, Kiddicare, Mothercare and Fisher-Price baby walkers. Which? members can log in to view the page. If you’re not yet a member, try Which? for £1 to unlock this and all our other online content, including Best Buy pushchairs and child car seat crash test results.
How to buy the best baby walker
Baby walkers, which are essentially seats in a wheeled frame, allow babies to push themselves along using their feet. They’re an ideal solution for tots who can’t yet walk but are showing signs of wanting to explore and be more active.
Before buying a baby walker, you should consider how much you want to spend. This will partly be based on how many features you’d like your walker to have – in-built toys, lights and even music are available on some models. Also, check whether there’s sufficient padding to make it comfortable for your baby to sit in.
You can find more in-depth advice – including tips for keeping your baby safe in their walker – in our how to buy the best baby walker guide.
Save money on baby products
One of the key questions we asked parents about their baby walker was how much value for money they felt it provided. With walkers ranging in cost from around £25 to over £70, this is an important consideration.
If you’re keen to save money elsewhere too, you might be interested in our guide on how to get the best deals on baby products. As well as advice on the best shops and websites for buying baby equipment and clothes, it contains a freebies list and a regularly updated list of the best prices we’ve found on Best Buy child car seats, pushchairs and more.
- Keep your tot safe in a Best Buy child car seat
- Check out parents’ 10 most and least useful baby products
- See the biggest complaints parents have about their pushchairs