Choosing the right baby walker for your little one is far from easy, especially with so many brands and varieties available on the market today.
This review post takes an in-depth look at the Vtech sit-to-stand learning walker, an interactive baby walker that is suited for kids aged between nine months and three years. It is designed to help your child gain more confidence as they move about, all while encouraging their creativity through role-play fun and developing their sensory and motor skills. Here is a detailed look at this learning walker:
What is included in the package?
Here is what you can expect to find when you open the packaging containing the Vtech sit-to-stand learning walker.
- The top handle
- A full play panel that can be completely detached
- Two legs with a set of corresponding wheels attached to it
- A body structure which is attached to the wheels
- A set of batteries
The product specifications are as follows:
- Dimensions – 16.5 x 14.2 x 18.1 inches
- Weight – 5 pounds
- Batteries – 3 AAA batteries (included)
- Manufacturer’s recommended ages – 9 months – 3 years
The main concern for parents when it comes to their little ones using any kind of standing up toys is the risk that they could fall. If the walker has no speed control, a baby can easily fall on his/her face and potentially sustain injuries. If it is not sturdy, the weight of the baby cannot be supported adequately.
- 2-speed control
The wheels of the Vtech learning walker come with an adjustable 2-speed control. This useful feature allows you to control how fast the baby walker should go. You can start with a lower speed to allow your baby to get used to it and gain confidence, and as he/she becomes more stable, you can switch to the higher speed.
- Lock mode
You have the option to put this toy in lock mode. This allows your kid to stand at one spot and enjoy using the toy without having to move about.
- Non-skid rear wheels
You don’t have to worry about the wheels of this walker sliding on hard floors – the rubber seam on the rear wheels prevent side to side motion, subsequently reducing the risk of skidding.
- Lightweight structure
While it is stable and sturdy, this sit-to-stand walker from Vtech has a lightweight structure which makes it easy for a child to push around as he/she walks.
The Vtech learning walker has a variety of features that are both entertaining and educational for a child to use. They include:
- 5 piano keys
This interactive learning baby walker has 5 piano keys that play music, allowing the baby to play around with musical sounds.
- Colorful bits and pieces
It features 3 shape sorters, 2 colorful spinning rollers, and three light-up buttons. These are great for developing fine motor skills.
- Pretend telephone handset
This small handset is meant to encourage role-play fun.
- Sing-along songs and music
This learning baby walker has over 70 sing-along songs, sound effects, music, and sound phrases that play when the three flowers are spun.
- A barn door
Another cool interactive feature is a barn door that opens and closes. This is a fun way for your little one to learn the difference between “open and close”.
As with many other toys create by Vtech, this learning walker is built to last. It is of high quality, and you don’t have to worry about the bits and pieces falling out. It is worth noting that the pretend phone is wireless, so there is a risk of your child losing it. All in all, the toy is durable and of good quality.
The Vtech sit-to-stand learning walker comes in four parts, which you will have to assemble. To get started, insert the batteries into the battery slot you will find on the activity panel. Unscrew the two fasteners which are located on top of the walker, then push the legs into position, making sure that the wheels face outwards. Once the legs click into position, you can stand the walker up and proceed to insert the handle and screw the fasteners back on.
There are different ways the Vtech sit-to-stand learning walker can be used, depending on the age of the baby:
- It can be used as a stand-alone walking frame
- With the legs removed, it can be used as an interactive activity panel
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- This is more than just a baby walker as it also encourages creativity as well as motor skills and sensory development.
- Assembling the toy is easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes.
- There are a wide variety of activities for a baby to enjoy.
- Because of its versatility, this toy can be used from ages 9 months up to three years.
- The lock mode is not as effective as one might expect. A baby might still be able to push this learning walker even when it is in this mode. As a result, there is some risk of it moving on its own when a baby pulls himself up on it.
- The grip on the wheels could be improved as there is still a risk of the walker slipping when in use, especially on hardwood flooring.
- There is a bit of tip-over danger with this walker because of its lightweight make.
- The phone is highly likely to get lost as there is no chord to connect it to the station.
Conclusion – Is it worth buying?
Overall, considering the features and price ($34.99), this learning walker is a great option for any parent. Not only does it have plenty of bells and whistles to keep your little one occupied for hours, but it also gets the job done by aiding your child as they walk. This walker also has a great shelflife as you can start using it as early as 9 months, and still find it useful up until your kid turns three. If you are looking for an interactive, long-lasting baby walker, the Vtech sit-to-stand learning walker is worth a try.