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Once our first daughter started showing interest in being on her feet we wanted to encourage her so we were really pleased when a member of the family gave us this walker for her. This was about 4 years ago now but you can still buy it for between £20 and £30 although I have only seen it on the internet or to be ordered into shops rather than sitting on the shelves in shops.
The walkers is advised for babies 9 months upover and is available in different colours which are white with primary coloured accents or pink with primary coloured accents, even though we had a little girl as we were given this we ended up with the one in primary colours. The walker is made out of strong white plastic and has a bright red handle and two large red wheels on the main part, from the main part of the walker are 2 legs which your child stands between to start walking and there is a big green wheel on each one of these.
The walker can be used for walking as you would expect and can actually go quite fast and run away with your child a little, we did have a few instances on our daughter landing face first on the floor whilst the walker carried on across the room. It can be used with brakes on for your child while they try to learn to stand up, there is a little yellow lever on the blue legs to allow the back wheels to be locked into place and prevent the walker from moving which I thought was good as I had never come across this feature before but it did mean our daughter would happily stand with the walker for support.
The walker is also an activity centre, it comes complete with three plastci balls in purple, orange and yellow and three plastic shapes a blue flower, yellow triangle and red star for use with a sorter. At the top of the walker there is a hole for the balls to be put through, there are two little push sensors inside the hole so that when a ball is pushed through it sets of music and a red and green light flash either side of the hole. Below the hole for the balls is a little shape sorter and then both the shapes and the balls collect in a little green lip at the bottom of the walker to be used again. We did have a bit of a nightmare with our daughter as she insisted on putting anything she could find through the hole an we often ended up with things stuck that just weren't the right shape to get down. Finally there are two indicator looking things in the either side and when these are pushed or pulled they make noises which often happened as she crashed into things.
This walker was well used and our daughter really enjoyed playing with it, we found from it that she was actually quite clever as she very quickly worked out the shapes and where they could go. She finally learnt to walk at just over a year old and this toy encouraged her to take a few extra step as when your child starts walking with it it plays music but when they stop walking the music stops, she used to find it amusing to push it very slightly and then stop.
I wish we have kept this walker as we have just ended up buying a different one for our second daughter, this walker is worth the money and keeps your child entertained even after they are capable of walking.