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VTech Baby First Steps Baby Walker
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239 of 247 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2006
This was a lovely gift for my son, he was 5 months and loved to lie down on his mat and kick the buttons, by 6 months he was sitting in front of it unaided and pushing the buttons, by 8 months I would prop it against the sofa and he would climb up the front to stand in front and play with the higher buttons and by 9 months he was pushing it around. Now he is 15 months and he still loves it. He still plays with the buttons and the phone and despite the use it has had it still looks new. I have not yet seen a design better than this in all the baby clubs we go to. This is the best walker on the market.

The wheels don't lock (none do) the idea is to use it for support when cruising and it's not a walker in the sense of the sit in style, so the baby must be quite steady and strong on their feet before attempting to push it along. It must be used with supervision, as not surprisingly the wheels will roll if the child pushes it, I found it quite sturdy.
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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on 25 December 2012
This is a great toy for little one. We purchased this when our little one was 7 1/2 months old. She loved the various activities available on the front panel, and quickly started to use the walker to stand (note: she was already able to stand up by herself whilst holding on to something).

Obviously, the key function of this toy is to help Baby take her first steps. This works wonderfully - on carpet. As other reviewers have pointed out, the wheels slip and don't spin on slick surface (e.g., wooden floors). So when out little one started using the walker to walk (10 months old), its use was limited to carpeted areas of our flat. Worse, when she tried her luck on wooden floors, she lost confidence. Even on carpet, the walker was sometimes too fast for our baby.

Having checked reviews for other walkers, this seems to be a widespread issue with walkers.

Luckily, there is a solution.

I fitted the wheels with "homemade tyres". I put a few elastic bands on each wheel, kept in place by 3 thin strips of duck tape. Obviously, there is no need to ensure the elastic bands sit perfectly flat on the wheels. Quite the opposite actually,
This set up does the trick nicely. The walker's wheels now spin properly on every surface, and our little one can go wherever she wants.
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89 of 98 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2007
Pros: we bought this baby-walker about 2 weeks ago for our 8 m.o. daughter. she was already standing firmly on her legs and she also was able to move her feet in an attempt to walk, but nothing by herself. since then, she progressed impressively fastly and she now can 'walk' alone ... under a strict surveillance. the toy is just the right height&width.the interactive board is also quite entertaining & she likes lights and buttons, activities are good too with 2 educational modes (music and ABC). easy to handle & carry, it should be used quite often in many situations & independently from the walker.

Cons: nothing really serious... at the beginning it must be used under a strict surveillance as the baby will sooner or later fall (when tired or because of balance). when the baby falls or moves backwards, the toy might be pulled backwards at the same time(would be better if could be weighted on the front) but no risk of getting hurt with it as it's only made of light plastic. there's no way to 'block' the wheels unless we place it against an obstacle. but on the other hand, it's a great exercise to learn balance. so, as long as the baby is not walking firmly, it must be used under a close control.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Bought this walker for my nephew to help him learn to walk and it has worked perfectly! The walker itself looks great, really colourful and bright , just what little eyes want! There's loads to do on the front panel which is really an activity centre that's full of buttons, clicky things, a telephone (If it's a girl this will come in handy for future practice!) A few piano like keys with letters on them, there's numbers on there, Animals, spinning wheels, it plays tunes. . . . plenty to keep them occupied for a while! That's even before they start walking with it! When they do climb up to the big red handle for the very first time they will find it very sturdy and tough when they find their feet and start ramming the destruction machine into your £1,000 telly and ankles! So yes it's brilliant walker for the price and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 January 2014
I bought this for my niece for Christmas, she is 11 months old, she is standing and is trying to walk all the time.

The front panel has lots to keep her entertained and has different modes too ... but you cant lock the wheels so for as 'first Step walker' this isn't the case, the wheels are far to free running even on a carpeted surface, and the first use we discovered she cant even walk on her own while you are there, you have to hold the walker completely.

It now spends its time with the walker part against the wall, to prevent her trying to use it if your back is turned, she does love the removable panel, but I could have bought something similar, and I expected this to be better/different for her.

Please do not use if your little one is not walking on their own and stable on their feet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2010
I bought this when my baby boy was 3 and a 1/2 months old because it was on special offer. Even though he is unable to use it as a walker he has endless fun bashing the buttons and spinning the cogs on the detachable play station when he's supported sitting on my lap, and he loves the lights and music. One of the best value toys we have bought that will have a use for a long time to come!
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71 of 81 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2006
My son got this at Christmas when he was 9 months - hasn't used it yet as a walker but he loves the activity board on it which can be removed from the walker so its handy to put in the cot for entertainment or to put in the car. The tunes are lively and they don't get too annoying even after the 1000th time on hearing them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 November 2013
My eight month old daughter has had this since she was about six months old. She usually just uses the activity bit the floor but sometimes sits up and plays with it attached to the walker (have to wedge it against something so the walker doesn't move) but as she's not bothered about standing yet we haven't used it as a walker. Well it arrived really quickly and I was really looking forward to getting it, but was in two minds whether to send it back because I wasn't sure if it was faulty or not. The yellow square wouldn't stay clipped in and it was really bugging me. The catch was too slack to hold it. And it seemed some of the other catches were too tight, causing it to be too sensitive, so when you pressed a button or put the phone down it would always say '1' or 'triangle' even though you hadn't pressed it. As I was so excited about getting it I really didn't want to send it back so my husband adjusted the catches and it's been fine ever since.

It is really too busy for a baby though and my daughter quickly loses interest. If you press a button it over-rides the last button that was pressed so it all just becomes noise. It would be better if the sequence that was playing would get to finish before a new one was activated. My daughter loves the phone and loves opening and closing the barn door and it was fun to watch her learning to do this.
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93 of 107 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2010
My little boy has had this since he was around 7 months old, but as he's now 9 months and starting to stand and try to walk, the limitations of this toy as a "first walker" are very evident...

Although the lights and buttons on the front provide lots of entertainment, the fact that you can't lock the wheels or control them in any way means that if your baby tries to stand up or push it using the handle, it runs away very quickly - and the handle then becomes the first thing to make contact with your baby's face or chin as it slides away!

I've seen one or two other reviewers say they prop it or lean it against something, which is what we've been doing, but this isn't a reliable way to make it safe, and for me it's a major failing of the toy design.
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85 of 98 people found the following review helpful
on 27 June 2006
We bought this toy for my son's first b-day when he was just starting to walk. It really helped him to quickly develop the confidence to walk unaided. It folds up flat, so we took it away with us often when he was first walking. He's 19mths now and still plays with it -- from tearing around the house with it to playing with the piano/letter keys to dancing to the music. He also can say all the letters and words on the 'piano keys' -- undoubtedly from constant repetition! It also has withstood a great deal of wear & tear and still is in good condition. I highly recommend this toy.
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