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The Baby-Walking Toys Will Have Your Little One Strutting Like a Pro

By Cat Bowen, Latifah Miles of Bestproducts.com | Slide 1 of 10: Watch out, world, baby's on the move! When your little one starts to pull themselves up to walk around, having toys that encourage them to do so can be an engaging, lively way to introduce them to moving those chubby little stems. For years, the standard walking toy — the walker — was thought to be your only option. But since those have proven to be an unsafe and unwise choice, parents are left to wonder which walking toys are best and which are actually safe?What to Consider First and foremost, make sure that your child is in a secure area when they're using their walking toys. In other words, make sure they're not near stairs, pets, or the stove when using these toys. And as already mentioned, sit-in walkers with wheels are a recipe for disaster. In fact, they should never be employed, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). You want a walking toy that does not elevate your child near anything they could pull down on themselves, one that encourages movement but doesn’t put them at risk for falls, and ideally, one that has safeties built-in to keep them protected, like a parent’s involvement, or slow-moving parts. Thankfully, there are a ton on the market, and we found several walking toys that aren’t just fun — they’re functional too!

Watch out, world, baby's on the move! When your little one starts to pull themselves up to walk around, having toys that encourage them to do so can be an engaging, lively way to introduce them to moving those chubby little stems. For years, the standard walking toy — the walker — was thought to be your only option. But since those have proven to be an unsafe and unwise choice, parents are left to wonder which walking toys are best and which are actually safe?

What to Consider

First and foremost, make sure that your child is in a secure area when they're using their walking toys. In other words, make sure they're not near stairs, pets, or the stove when using these toys. And as already mentioned, sit-in walkers with wheels are a recipe for disaster. In fact, they should never be employed, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

You want a walking toy that does not elevate your child near anything they could pull down on themselves, one that encourages movement but doesn’t put them at risk for falls, and ideally, one that has safeties built-in to keep them protected, like a parent’s involvement, or slow-moving parts. Thankfully, there are a ton on the market, and we found several walking toys that aren’t just fun — they’re functional too!

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