“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Walkers „
We were recently given this walker by my aunt. My little cousin had never got on with it and hated being in it so it was in perfect condition. If I was reviewing this walker based purely on looks it would be 5 out of 5. It is very attractive. Ours is pink which is perfect for our little girl. The walker is designed to look like a car. It has a lot of attention to detail, even having little wheels on the back.It is a very chunky walker, probably designed with safety in mind. It is impossible to fit through our doorways so she can't escape from us. On the downside though this makes it very hard for her to move.
Amelia is 15 months now and has been using a cheapy asda walker since she was 6 months and has been able to whizz around in it. This one however she really struggles to move in and ends up going sideways like a crab. I'm not surprised my cousin disliked it as I fail to see how a small baby could move it successfully at all. It really is very cumbersome.
There is a play tray attached which has a furry dice, a steering wheel and a book attached to it. Amelia likes to play with this but she still prefers the freedom her cheapy gives her. It is very bulky and takes up alot of room even when folded.
All in all although this walker is very attractive it isn't really fit for purpose. Amelia can't run around in it like she does with her cheapy and if you've got any furniture in the way it's impossible for them to manoeuvre around it. We have now put it in the shed to use outside in the garden so she has a bit more freedom in it. When I looked up the price of this I was appalled it retails at nearly £100. Amelias Cheapy one was from asda and cost just £25 and is far, far better. Save your money!
My grandparents bought us a mothercare baby walker when our son was born. It was brightly coloured, had a detatchable activity tray and came in a chunky design. When my son was old enough, I used to put my foot on the bumper to (stop him moving around) and feed him in it. He absolutely loved it, he would whizz around, feeling very proud of himself for moving it. He started to walk at 11 months and I'm sure it was the baby walker that gave him the confidence and strength in his legs to start. Another good thing is it is easy to clean, and if you get a build up of dirt around the seat you can unclip it. The only draw back with this baby walker (which I think applies with most) is, it is quite bulky when collapsed down for storage.
The walker purchased by ourselves from Mothercare had a playtray attached and is in nice bright colours. It is made with safety in mind and so only moves slowly and has a nice wide base which did not fit through our doorway. This meant that our cherub could not disappear when we were not looking! We did howver find it very difficult to put together. The seat did not want to sit in the holes and we had several very sore fingers between us. It did take a long time and we were almost at the stage of taking it back for a refund but persevered. As for usage, our little one did enjoy it but only for a little while. As he is now walking,it is now taking up space, unused and soon to be car booted. I might purchase another for a later family addition but wouldn't spend this amount of money as we did not get that much use out of it.