Learning to walk is one of the most important life tasks. To make it easier and more stimulating, toy manufacturers spun out a great deal of learning to walk push toys for babies. Although you can find toys with a wide spectrum of accessories attached to it, I rather prefer simple learning to walk push toys. My absolute favorite in this category is Chomp and Clack Alligator by Melissa & Doug. Made out of natural materials, this old fashioned way of toy manufacturing provides safety, stability and entertainment. My next choice is Chicco Play and Ride Train. Finally, for a little bit older toddlers, I strongly recommend getting pretend Shopping Cart - another great product by Melissa & Doug. Any toy you pick, I guarantee you will have fun watching your little make his or her first steps. At the bottom of this page, I posted some pictures of our little one when he was taking his first steps with his favorite walking toys.
Chomp and Clack Alligator push toy for babies definitely helped our little one learn to walk. This smooth and colorful wooden toy is very baby friendly. Our baby started using it when he was one. It was a Christmas gift from his auntie Leah. At first, he pushed it around while crawling on his knees. Gradually, he started standing while holding onto it, until one day he made his first steps behind it. Even though we have thick carpets in our house, he was still able to push it across. It was a little bit tough at first, but he quickly adjusted. This toy is very cute and colorful. I was slightly disappointed that a small piece of wood chipped off, but it was on the inside next to the wheel and not very noticeable or obstructive.
Melissa and Doug spun out another great and entertaining toy for kids. The shopping cart is a perfect push toy for toddlers. The reason I say that is because this novel toy contains elements of several toy categories, such as, pretend play, learn to walk toys, and push toys. I remember when I saw this toy for the very first time at a birthday party. All kids wanted to play with it, so parents had to manage "the crisis" by having the little ones take turns with the toy. When Melissa and Doug shopping cart entered our home, it was an instant hit! Bean pushed it around the house, loaded up his favorite toys in it, pretended he is a grocery store, and unloaded goods in the middle of a room.
Chicco Play and Ride Train is another multi-function toy for toddlers. Although it might not appear as a classic learning to walk toy, Chicco Train is exactly that; an excellent learn to walk toy for toddlers. To illustrate my point, let me share our experience with this toy. Every kid that came to our house to visit, and was introduced to this learn to walk toy, went behind the train to push it. After playing with it for a while, some kids would actually sit on it and use it as a riding toy. Chicco Train was released in a couple of different flavors in the last few years. However, the basic design remained the same.