Isabella learnt to crawl when she was 6 months, so she's been on the move for a good amount of time now. Relatively soon after learning to crawl she began pulling herself up on furniture and cruising along...cue many quick reaction catches and slight bumps. She has been so eager to get on her feet, so the Fisher-Price Learn With Me Zebra Walker* (£29.99 from Argos) was the perfect way to support her walking. I don't know if it's a coincidence or it's that she's been practising with this baby walker, but about 2-3 weeks after receiving it Isabella took her very first steps all by herself!! I couldn't have been more excited. There's a lot more practise needed until she can properly 'walk' and using the Zebra Walker is helping with her coordination and strength.
The Zebra is filled with various sensory activities that light up, sing, teach, twist, flip, roll...sounds like a baby version of Bop It! Isabella absolutely loves pressing the light up buttons because it sings to her and she uses it as an excuse to have a little boogie...cutest thing. It sings the alphabet and numbers to 10, encouraging phrases like 'keep on going' and fun music.
It has a really sturdy base, which has meant that Isabella can easily push it along without the risk of her toppling over with it. A safe way for her to practise walking around our house, giving her that independence she really wants.
Sitting down and playing with the many features on the front of the Zebra are just as popular with Isabella. She has always loved very intricate activities (her pincer skills are more precise than mine, I'm sure of it!), so the green wheel you can turn around with your finger is her favourite.
I'd highly recommend this baby walker because it is so multi functional, can be enjoyed while standing up or sitting down, is very engaging and such a fun design!
How did/do you encourage/support your child learning to walk?
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