Baby Walker Review (and why we have 4)

12 January 2012

Our proud array of baby walkers
We currently have 4 walkers in our 800sq.ft rental with two babies. How did we end up with 4 walkers? I am so glad you asked cuz I'm about to start talking.

Walker 1: Officially called the Fisher-Price Stride-to-Ride Dino
Dino joined our family in Houston. Babies R Us was having a buy 2 for the price of one on Fisher Price toys so I got the FP activity table and Dino was the extra. It's a walk and ride type toy.
Assembly: Not memorable so it couldn't have been too tough
Verdict: It's a little too wide when used in walker mode. I think the girls will really enjoy this when they are old enough to climb on it and move by themselves. I'm guessing in a couple of months.

Walker 2: Goes by the fancy name of Playskool Poppin' Park Bounce And Ride
When we left Houston for Calgary, all our worldly goods were loaded on a truck and put in storage while we stayed in temporary accommodations. As the girls showed signs of toddling and Dino was on the truck, I decided to buy this walker.
Assembly: This is the most difficult toy I ever put together and that's saying a lot. I'm beginning to get a bias against Playskool toys because they seem to be overly complex in execution.
Verdict: The babies actually enjoyed pushing this on their knees as it's quite small. It isn't a great walking toy because of the awkward positioning required for babies to hold the bars and walk. I don't think it'll be a great riding toy because it's already too small for my girls to ride on comfortable. It does however make a great drum

Walker 3: Fisher-Price Musical Activity Walker
So the family packed up and moved again. This time to the east coast of Canada. We left the first two walkers behind. (can you see where this is going?) Santa really wished to buy the girls a walker for Christmas so we got the activity walker
Assembly: I'm becoming a big Fisher Price fan for their easy to assemble toys.
Verdict: The girls loved the activity part of the walker as well as the walking part.

Walker 4: Fisher-Price Walker-To-Wagon
It seemed walker number 3 was being monopolised by one baby so it was expedient to get a second walker for the second baby.
Assembly: Easy though it took me a while to figure out what to do with the stickers
Verdict: This is my favorite walker because it doesn't need batteries and doesn't sing any songs but the girls still love it. Plus it converts into a wagon which I think will be more fun than a ride-on toy.

If you read all this, you're probably wondering where all my twin mama pragmatism went?! Well, I didn't say I was pragmatic or rational all the time. That only happens on Tuesdays and Thursdays plus the occasional Friday.

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