Product Type: Chicco baby products
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Great sturdy walker
Chicco DJ Walker Seventy
Member Name: womble1985
Chicco DJ Walker Seventy
Advantages: Very stable and good looking.
Disadvantages: Piano broke.
We purchased this second hand for my son from a local shop, it was an impulse buy and it seemed a good price so we had not looked at or reviewed any others.
It comes with a 'DJ' play tray which can be removed easily although apart from changing the batteries and cleaning it was never used without the tray on. It makes all sorts of different sounds and music. It has a music 'book' and when you turn a page it plays a different lot of music. It has a piano you can tap the keys of and also includes animal sounds. It has lots to do and easy for babies to play with from early on until they have more control in later months.
It has a brightly patterned seat which can be removed for machine washing.
It is very sturdy, we had laminate floors and once my son learnt to zoom along fast he often hit out coffee table at the speed of light and it barely flinched so we were always very confident in it keeping my son safe. It is also very hard wearing as it was knocked about along walls and furniture yet the base only really has light surface scratches.
I can't comment on its use for carpets though as we never had any to try it on.
It seemed to be easy to turn and maneuver. After we had had it for a few months I remember looking around a shop which had several walkers on display and I was really suprised to find that many of them are far smaller and more compact, and worryingly flimsy looking! So we may not have done any research in to this walker but we knew we had made a good choice. I have also heard stories of children managing to stand on the base of some walkers and somehow climbing. This is definitely not possible with the Chicco DJ walker.
This walker has 3 height settings and folds down for storage, although it is still fairly bulky and takes up quite alot of room.
The worse thing bout this though is that the piano on the music tray stopped working. Our son suffered from very severe reflux at the age he was using this and it inevitably got sick on it quite a few times. It is so difficult to clean the music tray, on a few occasions I took it completely apart to get wipes, cotton buds and toothpicks in to all the tiny gaps in it. Unfortunately the piano stopped working (it played music but the keys wouldn't play when pressed). We took it apart right down to the electric inside to clean it but could never get it going again. We looked online to see if we could replace it and after looking in a few forums and reviews it seemed that the piano breaking was a common problem and may not just have been due to it being soiled.
We were lucky to live in a very spacious flat when we had this, and although I have kept it for our second child we now live in a house with much smaller rooms and I don't know if we will really get that much use out of it.
It is a great walker though in terms of durability and stability and I would recommend it over the smaller ones. It is very fun and has definitely been used to its full potential.
Summary: My first choice in walkers.
- Bright Starts Comfort and Harmony Bouncer
- Bright Starts Safari Play Mat
- Chicco Goodnight Stars Soft Musical Nightlight
- 4Moms MamaRoo Plush Liner
- Chicco Paint Walker
- ELC Play and Perform Platform
- O Baby 2-in-1 Baby Rocker Walker
- ELC Blossom Farm Play and Perform Platform
- Winnie the Pooh Bouncer
- Playskool Kick Start Fold n Go Gym