The V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Walker is an interactive walker designed to teach and entertain little ones ages nine months to three years old. Currently priced at only $33, the developmental toy is a good bargain, especially if you buy it before your child’s first birthday and continue to allow her to use it well beyond her need for it. Why your little one would want to continue to use a walker after she’s learned to walk, you might ask. Because the V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is not simply a walker; it’s a portable, all-inclusive entertainment system that provides endless opportunities for fun and learning on the go. There are certainly enough toys and gadgets on this toy/walker hybrid that your little one won’t be predisposed to boredom and may just find a slightly different way to use this product every day! Of course, some infants and adults alike are prone to over-stimulation, and if that’s the case for you and yours, then there are certainly enough playthings and noisemakers on this walker to cause sensory overload.
Since the V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker can lay down for floor play, your baby can start playing with it long before he or she is ready to start walking. With vibrant colors and lots of toys to manipulate, it will no doubt keep your little one busy and engage her curiosities. Once your little one does start showing sides of walking readiness, you can convert the toy to a walker, and your soon-to-be toddler will be motivated to take steps while hanging on to her favorite toy for support.
What sets the V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker apart from other comparable walkers is its wide variety of toys, music-makers, and manipulative designed to stimulate your child’s imagination and propensity for learning. In addition to learning shapes, animal sounds, colors, and much more, the spinners and rollers on the walker’s panel will help facilitate your little one’s fine motor development as well. Since the primary purpose of the walker is to encourage your little one to take those first precious steps, V-Tech can cross gross motor skills off of its “must haves” for this developmental toy as well.
V-Tech has ensured that the Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is sturdy enough so that little ones can pull up on it without falling over. This is an absolute must for a walker but something that other walker manufacturers haven’t seemed to master yet. The fact that this walker stays is a feature that not only prevents injury but also helps in decreasing frustration as well. After all, youngsters need as much encouragement as possible when learning to walk, and falling flat on one’s face doesn’t do much for morale! With the V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker, your child can pull up and easily start pushing the walker along with minimal effort, gaining momentum and encouraging those feet to follow behind.
As mentioned, there’s a lot going on with the V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker. For some toddlers, it’s a wonderland of stimulating play; for others, it’s nearly tantrum-provoking. If you have a sensitive little one, or if you’re easily over stimulated yourself, you may want to consider a walker with less choices in terms of toys, music, and colors. For some, less has always been more!
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The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that if you are looking for a versatile toy that can double as a walker, this may be a good option for you. Just beware that the walker is not just a walker; it’s also a radio, shape sorter, gadget holder, farm yard, telephone, piano, and a myriad of other things, and it is relatively loud. If that doesn’t bother you or your child, then you’ll probably think this walker is great and packs a lot of bang for your buck. On the other hand, if you tend to err on the side of simplicity, if your child (or you) is easily over stimulated, or if you’re just looking for a walker, not a walker/toy combo, then you’d probably be better off looking elsewhere.