Few things in life are more magical than seeing your little one take their first wobbly steps. Walking is one of the biggest milestones in your child’s life. At first, your little walker will be unsteady on their feet and it can be very difficult for little people to co-ordinate with their legs and body.
Walking is a brand-new skill to them and like everything, it takes practice. Many parents are keen to help their children along with their walking journey. Although there is no scientific evidence to prove that baby walkers will help your little one walk any quicker, many parents find them a useful aid to encourage steps and strengthen walking. We have selected our favourite cheap baby walkers and others that won’t break the bank but will keep your baby happy.
When can your baby use a baby walker?
Most baby walkers are suitable from when your little one can sit up by themselves and hold their heads. This is usually around the four-month mark. Although this age is too young to start practising their walking, they can sit and engage with the elements of the walker.
You can begin to encourage your child to walk when they can support their weight on flat feet. Always supervise when your little one is using the walker. Parents should help to stabilise the walker as they have a tendency to roll away. Most baby walkers are suitable from four to 16 months. Always check the manufacturing guide to ensure that it is suitable for your child. A cheap baby walker is a good purchase as, like most things with children, this will have a relatively short lifespan. Once your little mover is more confident, they are unlikely to want to use this as much.
The best cheap baby walkers
Infantino 3-in-1 Sit, Walk & Ride Unicorn
Best multi-purpose walker
This beautiful unicorn walker by Infantino offers so much. Not only will it help your little one keep their balance, they can also sit and explore or ride and walk. We love this product because it is so interactive. It has a Pop 'n' Scoop ball play. Your little one can use their hand-eye co-ordination to insert the balls so that they are collected in the basket. This product is suitable from six months.
VTech First Steps Baby Walker
Most colourful baby walker
This baby walker from VTech is full of colour. We love that this walker has a huge selection of attachments and activities to keep your baby engaged. This walker has elements which help with hand-eye coordination as well as physical development. It requires three AAA batteries. This product is suitable from six months.
Janod - Sweet Cocoon Multi-activity walker
This isn't the cheapest baby walker. However, it is of fantastic quality. We love this product because it is made to last, although you have to put it together yourself, it has easy to follow the instructions. It is made of good quality wood and has engaging elements including shapes, musical elements and more. This walker is suitable from 12 months.
Tried and tested by Commercial Content Writer, Hannah James: "My child loved this product as there is a range of different textures and nine different activities to enjoy. This is chic, it blends nicely into any living space but is engaging for your child. So although it's slightly more than £50 it is money well spent."
SOKA Wooden Fire Engine Rider and Push Along
Best fire engine walker
Calling all future firefighters. This is the baby walker for you. This beautifully designed baby walker is perfect for any little girl or boy who likes the emergency services. It has a useful storage basket where the wooden shapes can be stored. Suitable from 12 months
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Walker
Best baby walker for up to three year olds
This baby walker is perfect for parents looking for a cheap and effective walker. This walker is cheap and cheerful. It is suitable for six months old to three-year-olds. It has audio, sound and flap elements for your little one to enjoy.
Janod - Wooden Walker for Children Crazy Doggy
Best wooden dog baby walker
This beautiful wooden dog baby walker is undeniably cute. It has a large wooden basket so that your little one can store all of their most valuable treasures. Suitable from 12 months.
Are cheap baby walkers safe?
Baby walkers are safe if they are used as stated by the manufacturer. Accidents can happen if children are left unsupervised. Always keep walkers on flat ground and never let your child use a baby walker without an adult present.