Wooden Baby Walker
Watching your baby learn to walk and take their first steps is a milestone all parents look forward to. With our gorgeous range of wooden baby walkers and pull along toys we hope to support your child each step of the way.
Wooden Baby Walkers and Activity Toys
A push along or activity centre is a great toy both for babies that are already cruising and for those that have not yet found their feet. Our range of beautifully designed wooden baby walkers are designed to give little ones just the right amount of support, as well as providing lots of fun and excitement.
Choose a cart or a camper van full of blocks, a fab jingling roller with removable back wheels, an activity baby walker or even a baby walker that doubles as a ride on for when they get a bit bigger. Whatever you are looking for we have an amazing baby walker just for you.
Our range of wooden activity walkers all have lots of engaging activities for little ones to get involved with before they are standing. Playing with a baby walker like the Tidlo or Big Jigs activity baby walker is great for keeping tummy time fun. Playing with a toy on a vertical plane will help strengthen their upper body, neck and arms, as they push up and reach for things. Plus it’s a great way for baby to practise reaching and grasping.
Just make sure the walker is backed up against something so it doesn’t roll away from them as this will not only be frustrating before they are able to chase after it but could also lead to them getting hurt.
Then once they are sitting an activity walker is the perfect way to keep them amused, developing both fine and gross motor skills at the same time. These toys have lots of things to push and pull, twist and move, and the bright colours and pretty patterns are really engaging.
Again it’s best to keep the baby walker pushed up against something so it doesn’t rush away from them while they are playing and result in them falling over. If you want something your child can push around the floor when they are learning to crawl then we also stock a great range of push along toys as well as lovely soft balls that will roll away from them, encouraging movement, but are still easy to grasp. Plus they won’t cause damage if they do get thrown.
Sturdy push along toys with easy grip handles are perfect for babies to pull themselves up to standing, developing strength and balance. They can still see their feet Once they find their feet it gives them a bit of extra stability taking their first steps. And once they have mastered the art of walking there’ll be no stopping them as they push their baby walker around the room transporting toys as they go.
Unlike a sit in baby walker, a push along baby walker encourages the strengthening of the same muscles your baby would use learning to walk without one. It’s a bit like holding your hands or pulling themselves up on the edge of the sofa or coffee table. Whereas in a sit-in baby walker your child learns to scoot around using their toes which will develop different muscles and doesn’t help them develop the balance they require for walking.
Studies have shown that these types of baby walkers don’t help babies development, in fact, they can hamper it, and that they can be dangerous. So we think a lovely wooden push along baby walker is a much better investment for your child.
Here’s a great selection to help you choose your favourite baby walker.
Plan Toys Walk N Roll Baby Walker
We love this unusual baby walker from plan toys. Strong and sturdy children can use it to pull themselves up and give them a bit of extra balance as they are taking their first tentative steps. The big roller at the front has a bell inside and so makes a pleasing jingling sound as they move forward, encouraging them to take more steps and keep the music going.
We love the fact that the handle is height adjustable so it can grow with your child. And the fact that the back wheels can be removed. This means that when your child is more stable on their feet you can change it from a baby walker to a push along toy. We think it makes a fabulous toy lawn mower or vacuum cleaner.
Made from a mix of sustainable rubberwood, harvested close to the factory from trees that are no longer producing rubber, and PlanWood, an ingenious product made from sawdust from the Plan Toys factory that would otherwise be a waste product. This baby walker would make a great gift that is sure to be appreciated by eco-minded parents.
Tidlo Wooden Baby Walker with ABC Blocks
The Tidlo baby walker with ABC blocks is a classic baby walker similar to the one you might have had as a child but with some a few colourful modern twists.
The sturdy wooden handle is easy for little hands to hold and has two bars so it’s perfect for little and bigger walkers. The wooden wheels have a rubber grip strip to stop it sliding away to quickly and give a bit of extra traction on smooth surfaces. And there are brightly coloured beads at the front that are great to play with long before your baby is ready for walking.
The colourful wooden blocks are a toy in their own right. Perfect for developing fine and gross motor skills, problem-solving and balance as they stack them high and knock them to the ground. They also have letters and numbers on so are perfect for letter and number recognition, learning to count, colour sorting and all sorts of educational games.
This is a baby walker that will be loved long after your baby has learned to walk. The cart might be used as a shopping trolly, a baby pram or a wheelbarrow in future games. And wooden blocks are always fun for building with.
Indigo Jamm Bernies Ride On Bus
This is certainly not what you might first imagine when somebody says baby walker as it looks more like a ride on toy. And that’s the beauty of it. It’s been designed to do both. Plus, it’s also a lovely big red bus with a driver and a lift up roof so it can be filled with passengers.
The handle at the back is just right for new walkers to grip on to and push the bus along, and once they are ready it can also be used as a ride on toy with a nice smooth handle at the front as well for them to hold on to while they are cruising. Children will love playing the bus driver, taking their toys for a ride. While parents will love the retro design.
Big Jigs Activity Baby Walker
The Big Jigs Activity Walker baby walker comes in two designs, Marine and Flower, and both a packed full of sensory stimulation and fun activities for babies both before and after they learn to walk.
Both feature a rainbow design at the top and a little slider so your child can switch between the sun and the moon. A shape sorter on one side, which is great for shape recognition and developing fine motor skills and dexterity. And lots of things to slide, twist, turn and spin.
These baby walkers are very sturdy and have an easy to grip handle which babies can use to pull themselves up to standing and take support and balance from as they figure out how to walk. The wheels have a rubber grip strip to stop them sliding on smooth surfaces. And there’s even space at the back to bring a favourite teddy along for the ride. Or transport toys around the house.
The Tidlo activity baby walker is a similar design with lots of engaging activities to keep little hands and minds amused as they play and develop. Again it’s a high-quality toy and so it’s really just a case of picking a design you like. After all, you are going to have to look at it for a while.
Whichever baby walker you decide to go for you get fast free shipping when you spend over £40 and we offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. So you can shop online in confidence.
Find the best wooden baby walkers, walker activity centres and wooden pull along toys
When babies first begin to find their feet they will look for anything they can use to pull themselves up to standing. This might be your leg, the edge of a coffee table or if they are lucky a beautiful . As soon as they find the strength in their legs it seems that all they want to do is stand, and walking along holding your hands is the best new game ever. Meaning a wood baby walker might give your back a bit of a break as well.
A Wooden Baby Walker: What to Look For in the Best Wooden Baby Walker
A carefully designed wooden baby walker should give your baby just the right amount of support for when they take their first steps. Helping them gain in confidence and coordination. Infants can start from a young age just standing at a push along wooden baby walker long before they tentatively begin walking.
These walkers aren’t about teaching babies to walk. Babies will learn that all by themselves. But instead, providing an engaging developmentally appropriate toy that will enhance their development experience. It is a joy to watch as babies discover their feet through experiment and persistence. And the joy and sense of achievement they feel when they finally take their first steps.
When choosing a wooden baby walker you don’t want it to rush away from them but at the same time, it needs to be easy enough for them to move when they do start walking. That's why we love the little rubber strips on the wheels, they help stop them slipping on wooden or laminate floors. Although of course, you’ll always want to be nearby to offer a hand if support is needed.
Each wooden baby walker in our fantastic range can double as a cart meaning these aren't just toys for babies. Toddlers will love pushing around toys long after they are confident on their feet. And it's amazing to watch how an older toddler will return to a well-loved toy and yet play with it in a totally different way. Don't be surprised if your walker becomes a shopping cart during role play games in a year or two.
Then you have the option of wooden baby walkers complete with blocks or a full-on activity walker.
Activity walkers offer a great play station for babies that are sitting up but not yet on their feet and are a great way to develop fine and gross motor skills. This type of wooden baby walker will encourage interaction as your baby figures out what each of the pieces do. And of course, they are great for keeping little ones engaged. Each of the activities will engage the senses in a different way and require different skills to complete. Some will require fine motor skills and basic problem solving while others provide auditory or visual stimulation that gets the brain firing and are vital for cognitive development.
And of course, every child should have a set of wooden blocks to play with. Building blocks are great for building fine motor skills and dexterity, learning balance and problem-solving skills, and they are lots and lots of fun to knock down. Babies love to chew them, bang them together, try to stack them and will find endless delight in knocking them over when you build a tower. As they grow learning how to stack objects is a key skill for them to develop. Having a set of blocks that they are used to playing with will means this happens naturally through play. Plus having them as part of a set with a wooden baby walker means you don't have to worry about where to store them.
Our Wooden Baby Walkers
Pull Along Baby Toys
Once little ones have mastered walking and are steady on their feet children will move on to push and pull along toys. Pushing and pulling toys is another developmental milestone for babies as they improve their gross motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination and sensory skills. From learning to walk they will soon be able to run around with their favourite toys following them.
There are loads of different pull along toys available. From gorgeous animals in vibrant colours, we love the Djeco pull along toys for this, to pull along carts that will be loved for years and utilised in so many ways. The Plan Toys cart is perfect for pulling all their favourite toys along behind them everywhere they go, and great for toy storage at the end of the day as well.
The Orange tree tractor and trailer puzzle set is gorgeous and comes with a removable horse, sheep cow and duck. And we love Hugo! This Djeco snail pull along pops balls and stars as he’s pulled along the floor making a very satisfying noise that children love.
Why choose a wooden baby walker over plastic baby walkers
Traditional wooden toys are seeing a revival and for good reason. They are far more environmentally sustainable, particularly when they come from carefully chosen suppliers that source materials responsibly and care about the planet as well as our children. But they also offer a different kind of play.
The natural nature and texture of the toys offer children a greater connection to the world around them that they get from plastic toys. And the beautiful simplicity of wooden toys means children are less likely to get overstimulated causing them to fret and fuss. A lower level of stimulation also allows room for their imaginations to grow and develop. Leading to much more satisfying and educational play.
Many of our stunning wooden toys are made from solid wood, are sturdy and made to last. They have been wonderfully decorated in bright, vivid paint that is completely free from harmful chemicals. These are beautiful toys that have been made to be played with and passed on.
Plan Toys use a combination of solid rubberwood and PlanWood. A trademarked product developed from the waste sawdust created in their toy factory. This amazing material is strong, durable and can even be put in the dishwasher. It’s completely safe for children and can be moulded into all sorts of shapes that are hard to achieve with a solid piece of wood.
Why we need to encourage free movement through a wooden baby walker
From young babies, modern-day infants spend a lot of time in a baby car seat either in the car, being carried, or travel systems now allow a car seat to be attached to frames with wheels so baby can be pushed around with ease. To counteract that and ensure correct physical development it is important to develop muscles and encourage free movement.
Babies will develop this strength and movement totally naturally if given the opportunity for free movement and play. Just lying on the floor and rolling around is great for development and gradually turns into sitting, crawling, standing and walking. You might have a baby jumper or a baby bouncer, to build up strength in their legs, or even a wobbel that will allow them to gently rock back and forth. In fact, we love the wobbel at Babame. It's a great toy that can be enjoyed by everyone from tiny tots to teenagers and even grandparents.
Learning balance and building core strength is essential for babies and toddlers. And a great skill for parents to work on and develop as well. You can develop your own core strength as you play with your baby on a wobbel, and they will be building and strengthening muscles while they play. The original with felt or plain are safety tested from 0 months so it's really never too early to buy a wobbel and start using it to encourage movement and creativity.
As gain strength and begin to stand they will enjoy holding onto and pushing a wooden baby walker, babies begin to learn how to shift their weight from foot to foot taking precarious steps to propel themselves forward.
All of our wooden baby walkers have scored well in our parents' baby walker reviews, so take a browse through this section to decide which would be best for your baby.
Baby Walker Safety
Each wooden baby walker we sell and all our other baby toys have been carefully chosen and we are confident they meet the highest safety standards.
The safety of your children is of the utmost importance, therefore, it is vital that these toys are not played with near stairs. They should ideally be played with on the ground floor of the house and with adult supervision.
Buy a wooden baby walker today and get fast free shipping when you spend over £40. Plus you can shop with confidence knowing we have a 30 day no quibble returns policy.