The 4 Best Toys That Help Toddlers Learn to Walk

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These toddler walkers are designed to help your toddler learn to pull up and to give increased stability when learning to walk. At the same time, these toddler toys give your child freedom of movement and a boost in confidence so that she can practice emerging skills like balance and coordination. The walkers on this list should not be confused with baby walkers that, while a source of entertainment for your baby, can actually present a hindrance to walking.

Playskool Step Start Walk 'n Ride 2-in-1 Ride-On and Walker

Generally, because I'm a frugal parent and because these economic times call for it, I'm a fan of any product that does double duty. Sometimes, however, the execution of those products falls flat. You end up with either a product that does one thing well and another thing, not at all or it does two things half-heartedly. Not this toy. I'd say it even does triple duty.

This toy has enough bells and whistles to entertain even babies who aren't pulling up yet. (They'll love the packing the little trunk with their hoard.) It is quite stable and doesn't easily tip over for those learning to pull up.

It doesn't roll out from under those toddlers who haven't mastered walking and it converts into a riding toy once they do.

Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon

This wagon has been on the market for over 25 years, demonstrating its status as a classic toddler toy.

When it comes to having a steady roll, this toy's the best on this list. It provides just the right amount of resistance for inexperienced walkers.

It has a huge carrying capacity and unlike other walkers on this list, the wheels are just right for longer outdoor strolls.

HABA Walker Wagon

The Haba Walker Wagon is a must for parents who love simple, clean design in their children's toys.

This toy is made of wood and has a little seat for your child's dolls and things. Don't be surprised either if it becomes the favorite toy of a pair of siblings as they take turns pushing each other around the house in it.

It's a bit on the pricey side but it's definitely something that could be passed on to your grandchildren or sold at a consignment store.

Melissa & Doug Chomp and Clack Alligator Push Toy and Activity Walker

Melissa & Doug Chomp and Clack Alligator Push Toy and Activity Walker

The best part about this toy: The wonderfully amusing clacking noise the alligators make as your adorable toddler pushes it around the house. The worst part about this toy: The incredibly nerve-wracking clacking noise the alligators make as your toddler torments you with one more go around the living room.

This is a toy that your toddler will love, but you just might not. Consider your threshold for repetitive sounds before you buy.

Another issue with this toy is that at 6 pounds, it's the lightest walker on this list and not necessarily the best if your baby isn't pulling up yet. If she's been pulling up a while and is already taking a few steps, this will offer plenty of support, however.

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