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My daughter loves this!! My parents bought this for my daughter at Christmas. She was 7months at the time and always wanted to be on her feet. Immediately she was able to use this for short periods as it was sturdy enough to hold her weight as she was very unbalanced. Although as this stage it went to fast on wood floor but on carpet it was great. She also loved that it plays music and there is a rattle on the front of it too. At this stage she also needed her turning it. As the months went by this continued to be one of my daughters favourite toys. Once she was confident standing by herself she quickly got the hand of turning the pram for herself once she reached a wall. We also began but a variety of teddys and dolls in it to push. My daughter began walking for her self just before her first birthday but still enjoys pushing this around the house as well as putting her dolls in it. We only have a yard outside and often have taken this outside to give her that extra bit of safety and balance. The wheels are ideal as we can simply wipe them clean with a baby wipe when we bring it in. On the odd occasion that we have left it out in the rain we have just wiped it down and it''s been totally fine, even the teddy still played its music! I believe my daughter will be playing with this toy for a long time yet! My friends children are aged 4 and 6 and they will also happily play ''mummy''s and daddy''s'' using this pram, as they simply see it as just that and not a baby walker. Very pleased with this product, highly recommended!
Fisher price my first stroll and play walker.
This was bought as as gift for my daughters christmas when she was 6 months old, she got both this and a vtech walker but definetly preferred this one. This was bought for around £25 on offer at toysrus, and came with the dolly. The concept of this toy is to be both an aid to help walking and a toy pushchair.
It does requires to be built, instructions are quite unreliable but still quite straightforward to build, and I never had any issues with it. When built it is very sturdy and reliable and my girl could walk for ages with it, and a 18 months old she still loves playing with it.
The features the toy has is the little bear wobbles around and when your press its tummy button sings a few different tunes, has a little spinning rattle at front and also a pretend book which flips between images of bunny and a mouse. A the back there's also a small tray type area to place small toys.
I would definetly recommend this to anyone looking for a walker for their daughter as it doubles up as a great pushchair until their child is open for proper one.
We bought the Fisher Price Stroll Along walker for our daughter's first birthday, as we'd previous had the very similar Vtech First Steps walker for our other daughter and it was a much loved toy. We decided to get the Stroll Along walker this time as it doubles up as a first dolls pushchair, therefore saving much needed space as we don't need to get two separate toys. We had also got her the Fisher Price first doll which matches, so it made sense to get the walker too.
The Stroll Along walker currently retails at around £25 - however I managed to get ours second hand from a popular auction site for much less, which I am very happy about as to be quite honest I don't think it's worth £25!
The pushchair is very pink and girly in design. It doesn't have any functions other than a teddy on a spring near the handle, which, at the press of a button, plays one of two rather irritating melodies - that is it! Compared to the Vtech walker which is the same price and does far more in terms of entertaining baby, I do feel that the Fisher Price Stroll Along walker is basically an overpriced large lump of plastic.
The other features of the pushchair is a spinning rattle filled with coloured balls on the front, the bumper bar which has two attached spinning plastic things in the shape of a dog and cat, and a flap which reveals the pictures of a bunny and a mouse. There's also a small tray area at the back for putting little toys
As far as being a walker is concerned, this does a good job. It's very sturdy and the wheels - although not solid - move smoothly yet not too fast, so your baby stays in control without flying forwards. The handle is also a good height.
My one year old hasn't really paid much attention to this pushchair/walker yet - but this could be because she was already taking her first steps and perhaps doesn't feel the need of any support from a walker. If we'd bought it earlier she might have used it as a walker more, but on the other side I feel it lacks any stimulation to a younger baby. My daughter is still a little young to know how to use it for role play with a doll - but her 3 year old sister is more than happy to show her what to do! So hopefully she'll enjoy it purely as a dolls pushchair in a few months time.
What should you look for in a baby walker? It's primary purpose is to propel baby into perambulation, ergo the walker needs to hold sufficient interest for them to want to inspect it, stand up behind it and push it; a handle at an appropriate height; and some kind of forward-motion facilitator. Most commonly as is the case here, this is the wheel. In deference to the many and varied interests of young children, you can buy walkers of all types: toddle trucks, trains, lawnmowers, pushchairs, ...loads of different ones. Although the majority have all the above features, some are better than others, and the Fisher Price First Stroll Along Walker has been one of the top performers in the CrazyEgg household.
Baby CrazyEgg's needs have been quite specific, and although we own two toddle trucks and one V-tech walker, all of which have been well played with, none of them succeeded in developing or even encouraging the art of walking in Baby CrazyEgg. Were these toys to have an performance management review they would be found lacking. There is one key area where our toddle trucks fail and the Fisher Price Stroller triumphs. Because of the wide positioning of the wheels on the stroller, and the fact that there is a clear space beneath it, Baby Crazy Egg can stand up straight whilst holding the handle. She does not have to tilt forward and her feet do not have anything to accidentally kick and stumble over as she moves forward. The back wheels of the stroller are virtually parallel with Baby CrazyEgg's feet, giving her support to the sides.
The second key area of triumph for the Fisher Price Stroller is that it pushes along at a most sedate pace. Baby CrazyEgg has, at age 2 just taken her first few steps, and has been fitted with splints to help strengthen and support her legs. She has a little walking frame provided by the physiotherapists which like the stroller allows her to stand and move forward slowly. It has been very obvious that when Baby CrazyEgg has had success walking along with her frame or the Stroller she has been really pleased and buoyed up by the experience. This is in sharp contrast with the V-tech walker which she could only manage a few steps with before it would run away from her, and cause her to fall over. It simply rolled too well and too fast. If your child needs a particularly sturdy and steady walker then this one from Fisher Price is definitely a winner. It rolls with a pondersome deliberation, providing Baby CrazyEgg with more than a spark of motivation.
As we received our Stroller second hand from relatives I cannot comment on ease of constructing, though I believe it comes flat packed. I can say though that various pieces are screwed together and it certainly is not going to fall apart, even after extensive use by my niece. Entirely constructed from plastic there are some points where the stroller might break if forced, but it would take some doing. The stroller is designed to carry the Fisher Price First Doll, a soft, squishy thing that easily fits between seat and rigid harness. We don't have this doll, and so the stroller is used to transport a wide variety of other toys: large plastic dolls can be very difficult to wedge in and out. Of an evening, the stroller is sometimes used as a snack transportation vehicle by myself and my husband, and can be pushed easily between our two sofas, albeit only in a straight line, thus preventing the need for either of us to move.
In the last couple of weeks Baby CrazyEgg has enjoyed pushing various toys around in this stroller. However, before she started doing this, the stroller also encouraged her to stand- again, the other walkers seemed actually to encourage her to sit and play with their contents. The key here was a small bear on a springy wire attached to the top of the Stroller. Press his tummy and he plays a tune! There are two tunes, quite short, but sufficiently pleasing to make Baby CrazyEgg pull herself up to stand so she could press his tum, sway to the music and say "Aaaaah!" repeatedly. Although there are features that might encourage a younger child to sit and play with the toy,- spinners, roller bar and flappy book thing, these are probably not that exciting in themselves for a two-year old. Their role is more to aid the imaginative play that is taking place whilst the stroller is pushed along.
If you are looking for a walker that provides support, interest and moves at a slow and steady pace then this is the one I would recommend.
In my previous review I mentioned the little girl I babysit on a regular basis. I have a lot of involvement in a lot of her toys etc and have great fun in this. I so wish I was little again lol.
One of her toys we have had great fun with is her Fisher Price Stroll Along Walker.
There are various walkers to choose from when it comes to children walking, but for a little girl especially I think this one is a fantastic idea as it doesn't have to stop being used as soon as your child can walk freely.
The walker costs roughly £25, her mum actually bought this from Argos.
Now the reason I say this is more suitable for a little girl is it's firstly shaped like a pram/stroller and secondly it's got a lot of pink colouring to it.
It's a thick, chunky, stroller styled walker, wide spaces between the 4 wheels at the bottom a handle at the top for children to hold onto whilst learning to take their steps but the front has a little seat and a safety bar to sit dolls in. The stroller doesn't come with a doll so this does have to be bought seperately.
This walker is suitable for children aged 9 months plus and does need batteries. The batteries needed are to make a little plastic bear sitting comfortably on the handle, play tunes.
The safety bar on the front isn't all that boring for the younger ones either as it has a roller cylinder with balls in it, which makes a lovely racket - but that is to be expected with children eh!
As I've mentioned I've had a lot of involvement with this little girl I've taught her words, and even encouraged her to take her first steps but this walker really helped as she was of course very nervous and very wobbly. This walker enabled her to hold on comfortably and confidently. She had the walker from around 7 months old just to introduce her to it, let her feel it, recognise how it looks, moves etc. It wasn't until she began to attempt moving her feet forward that she became interested in moving it and trying to hold it. At first she did shoot across the room at speed but gradually she grew confidence took steps slower and realised she wasn't going to fall so easy whilst holding this stroller/walker so it was ok to take her time and learn these movements at her own pace.
This learning process didn't take her long mind and although she is just 14 months old now she has been walking freely for 4 months already and is now more interested in the roleplay aspect of this stroller. She has an abundance of dolly's all shapes and sizes which she tries to stuff in the seat and she enjoys pushing them around, just like her Mammy does with her right? As the stroller is designed like a pram it will last her a good year or 2 yet before she'll need a newer version of a pram, especially as she is quite a short young girl. So I would say £25 is an absolute bargain for the toy as it's got so much life in it.
This was given to my daughter as a gift for her first Christmas. She was 8 months but as she was born prematurely she wasn't ready to use it. So we put it away for when she was bigger. We had bought her the vetch walker and she used that as a floor toy. I got this stroller out about a month ago and was amazed that she could actually stand with it.
In my opinion this is the best walker available. It's a shame they don't do a boys version. It differs to the vetch walker because it has a very wide base making it very sturdy. My daughter still doesn't get on with the vetch as it's too flimsy and rolls away from her causing her to collapse. Amelia will happily sit in front of the stroller and play with the doll and the shakey beads attached, this enough to keep her amused for about 10 minutes. Her favourite part seems to be the little teddy bear at the top, I don't think this is actually designed to be much of a toy as the main feature of it is to provide tunes to walk to but for some reason she is fascinated with it.
The stroller Has a white frame with a pink seat and a lilac handle and wheels, it is very easy to clean as it's made of non porous plastic. The little teddy I mentioned beforehand is yellow and you press a button on it's tummy to make him play tunes. This was a gift so I'm not sure how much it cost but a quick search tells me they can be picked up for under £30 including the doll, which I have reviewed previously and think is also fantastic.
All in all I think this is absolutely brilliant and a must have for any little girl. It is by far better than other walkers we have tried and I can see Amelia is going to enjoy playing with this for many months to come. I would highly recommend it to everyone, it's just a shame there's no boys version. 5 stars from me and Amelia!
When we were trying to teach my eldest daughter how to walk, we tried the Vtech walker, but had no success whatsoever, as she was very small for her size-and couldn't reach the bars properly on the walker. It was almost as though she was being dragged along.
When she was about eleven months old, we purchased this walker-and the rest is history!
Even though the general design of both walkers was very similar, my daughter immediately took to the Fisher-Price walker like a duck to water. She was walking properly within about a week of purchasing this. It wasn't that she was just ready for walking, as when we alternated between them, she still really struggled with the Vtech one. The Fisher-Priceb stroller felt really really strurdy, and was a perfect height for babies below average size, while still being a good height for babies who are above average. It has a wide base and a really sturdy handle too.
This stroller is recommended for children over 9 months old, although my niece also has this, and at only 6 months old has no trouble using it at all. I think it just depends on the babies individual size.
Added extras are a wriggly bear which sits on the handle and plays music when pressed, and a spinner, roller bar and flip book on the front of the pram.
My daughter especially loved this walker due to the fact she can take one of her dolls for a walk in it. I think this encouraged her to walk that little bit more, as she was trying to act so grown up.
We purchased this walker for £35 from Toys r us, with the doll included. At the time (eight months ago), they were retailing for about £30 without the doll in most other shops-and you'd pay about £10 on top of that for the doll. I have recently seen this same walker in B n M bargains for £19.99 (no doll included), so if you're looking for a bargain it's worth checking it out!
This pram was really easy to assemble, and it's really easy to clean if it has been outside.
I would recommend this walker as it's the sturdiest one we have tried. They should do a male equivalent really. The being able to walk their doll is a fantastic feature, as most dolls prams are for 18 months upwards. I wish we'd bought this walker first!
For our daughters first Christmas we didn't want to go too mad as she would only be 9 months old and being the youngest of four we already have all the standard first toys.
We decided that as our third child had walked at 10 months we would get our fourth child the fisher price My stroll and play walker as we didn't have anything like this and it would be useful to her when she decided to start walking. We did have a small cart filled with bricks but this was no good to aide a child first learning to walk as it moved far too quickly and offered no support as it would tip up if any weight was placed on it.
The price of the pushchair ranges from £20 to £35 depending on offers and where you shop and also in some cases the first doll is included. We paid £19.99 when the pushchair was on offer in Argos but decided not to get the doll as we already have dolls that would fit. I felt that the price was quite high at £19.99 and certainly wouldn't be prepared to pay any more for this toy.
The pushchair comes flat-packed in a box and it took my husband about 20 minutes to build. It seemed quite complicated to me and there seemed to be lots of pieces and screws needed to build the pushchair. It also needs batteries and these weren't supplied.
The whole thing is made of hard plastic and is mostly white with pink wheels and some coloured toys on the front. The pushchair has unusual shaped legs which help support the whole thing when baby is using it. There are some toys on the front that look like they are just there for dolly but actually are interactive and interesting to baby before they use the pushchair as an aide to walking.
I was quite pleased with the pushchair even though it was a little smaller than I was expecting. On Christmas morning our daughter seemed very pleased and started investigating her new toy straight away. Initially she played with the toys on the front of the pushchair and we showed her the musical teddy which she seemed to like and danced to the tune that was played. After a couple of weeks she realised that the pushchair moved if she walked with it. She seemed to enjoy this very much and I was pleased to notice that the pushchair wasn't running away with her and because of the unusual shape it wasn't tipping or unbalanced regardless of where she stood or which part she chose to pull herself up on.
I am really pleased with the pushchair and am glad that it is the high quality that you would expect from Fisher Price.
I would recommend the pushchair to anyone with a little girl aged between 6 and 18 months as it is a really sweet interactive toy and is also a great way to help baby with those first steps.
Girls and pushchairs are always the way and the fact that fisher price do one for a first walking child is brilliant. My daughter is only one and she is very small, she has only been walking for a few months but is still too small for the children's pushchairs. This one is brilliant because it is made like a walker it is very solid and sturdy so she is able to push it around.
This I must stress is to be assembled and although the instructions are easy to understand and it isn't brain science which part goes where it is not that easy to put together. It definitely needs to be assembled in the correct order so do read the instructions not like me and jump straight into it because other parts will not fit and you will have to take it all apart and restart it again. The other problem that I had when putting this together is when you have to put the screws in under the seat because there is not a lot of room to manoeuvre to do this. Some parts look like they just clip in but you do have to screw them to secure them.
This pushchair is good for a child up to the age of two so this will be no good for us after next July and I wish that I had bought this instead of the v tech walker I did at the time because this would have had more use.
This is made so that it is hard for the child to pull over when walking with it and my daughter has been able to put some pressure on the handle and not tip this backwards. This is due to the way the legs on the pushchair are made to give it more space over the floor. It is also not very heavy which means my daughter has been able to lift and turn the pushchair due to the wheels are not able to move in different directions so it can either be dragged or lifted to move .
The seat on the pushchair is very good and her soft fisher price doll fits in nicely but I have also noticed that the baby Annabelle dolls have also been able to fit in too with its legs fitting through the gaps. The harness on the pushchair is yellow plastic with a picture and flip mechanism to make it look like a play table for the doll. The sides have two moving bears which my daughter plays with and make it look like the doll is playing with them. On the bottom of the chair is a spinning ball with little balls in that make a noise this isn't played with much but does make a slight noise when being pushed around. there is a small bear that is on a spring at the top of the pushchair that plays music when its belly is pressed. My daughter loves this and will press it a lot and dance to the music which we all find very funny. At the back of the pushchair there is a tray which my daughter loves to put her food on which is quite a good accessory I think.
I managed to get this on a good deal at £17 from Argos before Christmas normally you would pay £30 for this or more but if you shop around you can find a good deal and would advise people to do this another good place to buy this from is Smyths toy store you are able to find both of these stores on line and purchase from them.
This is a very worthwhile toy and is advisable to buy for a child from the stages of walking and it will really help them to learn to walk. This also makes my daughter feel like her older sister and they love to play dolls together now and taking them for a walk with their own pushchairs. It is a very safe and sturdy design and looks lovely when assembled. It is not very big and doesn't take up a lot of room which I find really good due to having such a small house. It is of course pink and wish that they did do it in another colour that is more universal. This was worth what I paid for it but not sure if I would have bought it for any more due to how long mine will be used for if you are buying this for and under 1 year old then if more money is needed to purchase this it is worth while. I now can't wait for the nicer weather to be to let them out side to play with them more.
Worthwhile first toy that will give lots of hours of play. Would recommend this to anyone who has a baby girl.
I Purchased this for use as a pushchair from Tesco for her first birthday. I did not know that it was a walker/pram as she had already been walking a good 2 months and was steady on her feet.
It comes in a medium size box and has the picture of a little girl pushing the pram on the front. It comes flat packed so there is need for assembly but nothing too complicated. Instructions are included within the box I believe you could easily put it together without them. No tools are needed just a few pieces slotted together and wheels screwed in till they click.
The white and bright shades of pink and purples attract the eye straight away. The safety bar of the pram is yellow and on this has two toys that can be moved around the bar. One in the shape of a cat the other a dog.At the bottom of the safety bar is a clear rattle which is an aspect for a child to use while sitting and a good feature to entice there interest in the pram.Finally on the top bar of the pram the handle to push it is a teddy bear and when you press its belly it plays 3 different songs.
As I said we didn't realise this was a walker/pram we just seen it was a pram suitable from 9 months and was a solid toy. Although Kiana always asked for prams we were worried as many are made for around the 3 + age and have parts for a younger child to trap fingers fall on polls etc. So this is what attracted us it was when we got it home we realised it was also a walker.
The stroller is a great size and shape for learner walkers and I think its a brilliant way of helping a child along. The back wheels are spaced well so the child will not trip over them and with so many features it keeps my little girl entertained for long periods of time and very often.
In my opinion this would be a great aid for walking its very sturdy and the way the back of the pram is set out is going to provide stable and efficient support for a young child. Weather its to tempt the child to stand up and try to walk with the stroller or for a child who wants to use it as a pram for there dolls its perfect.The little accessories make it very attractive to children and the bright colours add to the enticing nature of it.
To be honest i cant seem to find anything negative about this item and it has been well loved by my little girl and still no faults showing.
I got mine in the half price Christmas sales at Tesco but believe they retail between £20-£25. So far it has lasted my daughter she got it for her first birthday 10 months later and she still comfortably fits it I'm sure she will still get another few months from it.Advised age is 9 months+.
We purchased the Fisher Price My Stroll and Play Walker for our daughter as a dolls pram rather than as a walking aid. We paid £21.99 for it from Argos and we also purchased the Fisher Price doll to go with it to make a nice little set for a present for her. We felt that this dolls pram would probably be better for her when she was 11 months than a conventional one as she was still little and into that phase of putting fingers inbetween things and I didn't want to risk her getting her fingers stuck in the mechanisms of a dolls pram for a slightly older child.
The pram comes unassembled so you have to put it together when you get it out of the box. It doesn't take too long, just a case of slotting and clipping bits in here and there. The instructions are very clear and concise but the whole putting together part is pretty self explainatory.
The stroller is very girly in colour. It has bright purple wheels and a pink seat with white legs and a lilac handle for your child to push. The pram has little designs emobossed into it like little flowers. I thought these should have been painted rather than being left the same colour as the area they were in. For example, there is a big flower on the back of the seat which is just pink like the rest of the seat.
The seat area of the pram has a little play bar like a real pram would have and on the bar are two little cat and dog shapes which can be pushed around the bar, one if blue and the other is green. There is also a clear plastic tube which has balls in that acts as a little rattle. On the handle which your child will hold to push the pram along is a little musical teddy bear.
One of the things I did like about this pram when it was all put together was that the back wheels are spaced out further than the front ones so that your child does not trip over the wheels when pushing the pram and also so they don't end up running it over their feet. The spacing also prevents the pram from tipping and I thought it was a great deal of thought from Fisher Price's part.
The stroller is a nice size and height for a child. It is recommended for children from 9 months old. It is made from a nice sturdy and solid plastic - my daughter's one took an absolute battering from being used so much and it never broke so it is durable and long lasting. It is a little bit chunky in terms of storage and it does stick out when it is in the bedroom but it was such a nice little toy and my daughter loved it so I couldn't complain.
As I said, we didn't purchase it for use as a walker as my daughter was already walking but I can see that from its strudiness it would make a fabulous walker and it also doesn't look like a walker and your child wouldn't see it as a walking aid so wouldn't think that they "needed" it to walk if that makes sense.
My daughter got about a year and a half's use out of the stroller before she got too tall for it. She had lots of fun with it and used it more than any of her other toys. It makes for a nice little role play toy and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
When my daughter turned one she became obsessed with playing with her dollies. After seeing her try to strap them into her own buggy I thought she would love to get her own babies their very own buggy from Santa!
After shopping around and seeing quite a few buggies for kids I thought they all seemed for older infants and not my one year old. Most of them were too high or had clasps that she could catch her fingers in and this worried me.
I came across this Fisher Price stroller toy in a toy store for £35 and it was exactly what I was looking for as it is really baby safe. Not only is it a baby's buggy but it also functions as a walker. My daughter was just learning to walk when I gave it to her and it really helped her move about the house.
It came in a box disassembled but it was pretty straight forward to put together and only took about half an hour on Christmas morning. Made out of plastic in gorgeous pink it had a shape in which easily held my not so stable daughter. The wheels on the back are wider spaced than the wheels at the front and this makes it almost impossible for the child to push over. It was also just the right height for her and she had no problems moving this about. It was a bit chunky to store out of the way though and took up a lot of space in her small toy room.
She loves it though and even at two years old now she regularly pulls it outside to bring her babies for a walk. She loves playing the Mammy and showing the babies how to play with all the little toys that are attached to it.
It can easily be cleaned too and still doesnt look like its been run into the ground like her other toys. Would easily be passed on to another child if needed.
Highly recommended for all the little mothers in your life.
Fisher Price My Stroll And Play Walker
Just to warn all you Doo-Yooers in advance my daughter has just had her first birthday and now that they novelty of all the new toys has worn off (for me, not her), I will be now flooding you all with reviews of them as she was one spoilt little madam!!
Instead of just telling people to get her what they want when they ask my advice, I actually made a list of the things that I thought she would like and just gave them an item off that. Most of which being toys that can get her motivated as she is just dying to walk but cant quite get her balance yet.
The Fisher Price My Stroll and Play Walker was an item that I was originally going to get her myself but when my Grandad asked for a idea so I gave him this and the doll that comes with it. As with everything my Grandad needs I had to go and purchace, wrap and put this together myself - I am sort of his right hand person and do everything for him!!
Initially I was going to buy this from Argos as they had it for £24.99 but when I got there, they didnt have any in until October so I remembered that they had them on the Tesco website for the same price. Off I went to the Tesco Store thinking that you could just buy them instore but when I found them in the store, the box was battered which put me off and they were £26.97 instead of £24.99, I was going to order it on the site for the original price and then get it delivered instore for free but I thought that they would just give me one of the battered ones so I decided to visit another store where I found the box intact but still at the dearer price - I bought it anyway.
The walker itself is flat pack but takes only a few minutes to assemble with a medium sized positive screwdriver. It is made up of pink and white plastic, it has 4 wheels, the back two wider set than the front, has two side toys which rotate, a plastic book on the front which flips, a rolling rattle with beads in it and a bear near the top which wobbles and plays music.
In my opinion, the walker looks fabulous, easy wipe so it always looks clean and lovely pastel shades. I have found it an amazing help to my daughter as she is slowly becoming more steady using it. The only problems that I find with it is that it slips and skids too easily on wooden floors and cant really be used properly and also I have seen it just topple backwards a number of times whilst she is using it which I suppose at the moment is a good thing for her as it is teaching her to hold her balance better herself. Not good overall though, especially to babies just starting.
Overall, despite the few glitches I think that this is an amazing product and would highly recommend it for everyones little princess.
4* because of the few problems
Jess started to pull her self up the furniture and try to walk around a few weeks ago now so i decided it was time to go on the hunt for a walker for her, i hadnt been totaly happy with the ones i had with my other two children so decide to look for something a bit different when i spotted this little pink pushchair walker wich lookes lovely so i brought it for £35 We have the gift set which came with a doll but i dont know if they are available seperatel;y.
The doll is a lovely soft bodied doll with a rattle inside it which jess enjoys playing with either with or without the push chair so doubles as a second toy, it is the perfect size for little hands and fits easily into the push chair.
The push chair is made of plastic and comes flat packed so does require a little bit of assemble and it is a bit, its just a few screws which took just a couple of minutes and the doll kept jess entertained wholst i did this.
It has a few toys on it, the music playing bear, the flip over book, rolling bead rattle and two pieces that rotate on the side, these all make it look even more lovely and jess loves to play with them even though they are very basic.
As a walker i am realy impressed with it as the wheels have a lot of friction on them even on short pile carpet but i dont think it would be any good on wooden flooring as the walker would move too quickly, my only dislike of this is that it has a habbit to tip backwards when jess is getting a little unsteady and ends up falling on top of her when she falls over, a little more weight in the front of the pushchair could have easily sorted this design fault out but other than this me and jess are very happy with it.
Fisher Price Stroll-Along Walker
Walking Just Like Mummy
As my little niece will be needing a little walker eventually, I have brought out my daughters walker from the cupboard to give to her. I remember last year when my daughter first began taking a couple of steps with this walker, looking so pleased with herself as she copied mummy by not only walking but pushing her baby doll in its own little pram.
PRETTY IN PINK
I first brought this walker for two reasons, the first was the fact that it was on sale in Woolworths before the store closed down, and secondly because I hadn't seen a walker quite like this before. There may be others like this around, though this is the only one I had come across and fell in love with it straight away.
The walker comes flat-packed and comes with instructions. Everything that is needed to build the walker comes within the pack and it is very simple to put together, just a little bit fiddly in parts. In the main, all the different parts slot together, though a few of these parts had to have a strong push to get them to click in. The wheels come with plastic pink screw like parts to secure them on tightly and when they are on, they do not wobble at all. Overall the walker took about half an hour to fix together which included a little daughter help there, so probably would take a shorter length of time without a little one in tow!
Unlike many walkers which have a musical play front to it, this walker is in the form of a doll buggy. The large pink wheels at the back which come out from the walker further than the front ones do, make this very sturdy as you would expect a walker to be, and no amount of banging or tugging will damage this walker in any way that we have found (not that we have purposely tried to damage it of course!).
The main colours are of pink and white with a yellow bar to the front which looks so attractive and cute. The top handle is a slightly darker shade of pink which is attached firmly to the main part of the walker which is in a paler pink with pale pink swirls and heart decoration over it creating a lovely finish to it. The main part is shaped as a buggy with the yellow bar attached to the sides and bottom in which you are able to sit average sized dolls safely within it. My daughter has a Baby born doll which only just fits in tightly which gives you an idea of the size of dolls it takes. Over this bar is a little front play piece which has a pink flap which lifts from side to side showing a little pink bunny on one side, and a little blue mouse the other, both on holographic type backgrounds. These parts are stickers so there is a risk of them coming unstuck or little fingers unpeeling them as the child gets older. Hooked over the bar, right around it so that the child is not able to take them off at all, are two plastic play figures of a cat and dog. These are also very strong even though they are not thick, and can not be bent or damaged at all. At the bottom of the bar, where it fits into the main part of the walker, is a see-through plastic wheel with little balls which rattle when the wheel is pushed around. This is easily pushed around and does not stick at all.
On the top of the main base is a small teddy toy fixed onto a spring which the child can push back and forth, round and round. This is an attractive little teddy with a little pink button on its front which when pushed plays a little tune similar to an ice cream van tune. The tune is not overly loud and only lasts a few seconds on each press, though can get a little annoying when your child learns to press it ten times a second!
The overall appearance is excellent and makes a change from the usual types of walkers around. The walker is also very durable and very sturdy which is the qualities you need in a baby walker.
Not only can your child learn to walk with this lovely walker, but they can also play with it as a buggy after they have learnt to walk. My daughter used this for quite a while after she had learnt to walk, putting her little dolls in it and taking them for a walk, though now she is two, she prefers proper doll buggy's and so now this is waiting for my niece to enjoy the fun whilst learning to walk.
Please note that although in every picture you see of this item there is a first doll also sold at many places, this is not actually included with the sale of this walker.
The stroller requires 3 button cell batteries which were included in the box.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
We brought this over a year ago before Woolworths shut down for £12.00, though it was originally priced at £24.00. After looking online I have found that this is still very much available in a variety of places, all showing slightly different places. At the moment, it is on sale in Mothercare down from £24.99 to £19.99and Tesco does this slightly cheaper at £18.97. The highest place I have found this and find it ridiculous how they can ask for this much is on Kiddicare.com where they are on sale for £39.99 from £49.99! How they can dream of selling this at this price is beyond me. You can also find this at Argos and Amazon though these are both more expensive too - Amazon more so, so this time, Amazon certainly is not the place to go.
I feel that the cheapest price of £18.97 from Tesco is an average price for a walker these days, and for a little girl, this is one of the best walkers around. I certainly would not dream of paying £49.99 for this walker - yes, it is a great walker, but not that great!
So do look around for the best price as the prices stated above are at the time of writing this review and will probably change.
I think that this is a great little walker which also doubles as a childs first sturdy buggy for their dolls. It is safe and attractive and very durable which is something that is important with young children.
When my daughter used this as a walker, I found that not only did it encourage her to walk quickly, and she also loved putting her little dolls in it and pushing it around just like mummy does with her. She continued to play with it for quite a while after she had learnt to walk so it lasts longer than some walkers, and gives hours of enjoyment as well as teaching the child to walk.
The price is, as stated above, something to watch out for, though at the lower price, it is certainly well worth buying this.