We got this toy as a Christmas present for my son. He was still 6 months then so he couldnt really use it. It stayed in a corner until he was about 8 months and started to take an interest in it. At that stage he wasnt actually cruising so couldnt use it as a walker but he enjoyed being held on it and he discovered the nose before I did. I didnt get given this in a box so hadnt looked at any intructions so I didnt even know it was interactive until he kept pressing a button and i realised it must do something!
The button of course lights up and plays a tune and makes the lion go roar. My son enjoys pressing it and then dancing along to the tune now hes 18 months. He doesnt need a walker anymore but still asks to play with it sometimes.
The nose was a key feature for my son right from the start, when he was younger he'd want to push it constantly!
The lion is bright yellow with a purple nose, pink cheeks and orange mane. He has a red seat on his back with a purple handle for the walking function. At the bottom he has 4 big blue wheels. I think his bright colours are quite attractive to babies/toddlers.
The lion has some orange felt in place of a mane which has never really bothered my son although some babies may like touching and feeling it. Unfortunatly over the year its become a little grubby looking.
The red seat has some raised circles on it which adds grip to a slippery baby in a babygro but also is a nice sensory touch for those touchy feely babies!
It has a function where it can be laid flat to ride on or propped up to push along. My son loves this but doesnt understand why you have to change it and has tried to ride it while the seat has been slanted or push it when the handle is flat!
I like that you can ride and push this as the ride along function is great for those babies who arent able to walk yet and for those who are but like to ride around on toys instead.
It is reccomended from 12months+ but with supervision my son used it before then. Once he was able to walk with a walker around 10/11 months he'd occasionally push this one around and it was very sturdy so there were no falls.
The toy takes 3xAA batteries. These were already put in when it was given to me and have never needed to be replaced so I'd say the battery life is fantastic!
Id definitly shop around for this lion- Ive seen them going for around £15-£20 before. Theyre currently pretty expensive on Amazon (the used one is listed at £39!!) I wouldnt pay anymore than £20 for this toy I mean its good but its not over £20 good!
The Fisher Price Walk and Ride Lion is a fab little first push along and ride on toy. I had been looking for a baby walker for my daughters first birthday and as soon as i saw this i knew i had to get it as i couldn't resist his cute little face! It is a bright yellow which grabs the childs attention straight away.
As soon as i had built the lion my little girl wanted to sit on it and be pushed around (looking very proud!!) When his nose is pressed he has a cute little laugh and plays a tune, and it also plays the tunes when in motion which i think encourages the child to push along.
This really helped my daughter learn to walk and also strengthened her legs by moving around on it when in sitting down mode. This is a fantastic baby walker and i really cannot fault it in any way. It still remains a favourite toy even though she is 2 and a half now and is one that she will not part with yet!
The lion is extremely hard wearing very sturdy for children to walk with, and the batteries seem to last forever!! All in all a fantastic and highly recommended toy!
My daughter was given one of these as a christmas present last year and it seems pretty basic compared to some other baby walkers out there. Obviously this is a little different to other walkers as it turns into a ride on but there are not enough activities to keep my little one entertained. It has a button nose to press and hear a couple of tunes and little bugs that move up and down. Not really exciting or engaging. The walker function itself does the job its sturdy and easy to push. My little one now has no problems wizzing from one side of the room to the other. Also the fact it turns into a ride on is good as you definatly get your moneys worth. It sells for about 35 pound normally but i know at the minute in 'toys r us' its only 30 pounds. Despite the limited activities i would still reccomed this as a good buy because of its multi functions. Where else could you get a walker and a ride on for only 30 pounds?
I decided to buy one of these after seeing it on offer at Tesco's Direct. I had a £5 off toys code which I had found online and managed to get 2 for just £20 delivered to my local Tesco's so I bought one for a friend of mine who also had a baby the same age as mine.
It made a fantastic Christmas present, especially for just £10! I mean what can you buy these days for a tenner? Not this much quality of a toy!
***What it does? ***
When you buy this toy you have to assemble the legs which does not take too long at all. The lion is brightly coloured with fabric type hair at the top.
This is a fantastic toy as it is versatile to use from approx 12 months. Your baby can use it as a walker as you can adjust the back of the seat to sit up by slotting it in place bringing the handle up, or you can use it as a toy to sit on and push with your feet.
When you press the nose of the lion it lights up and starts to sing, and make a lot of noise but there is also a setting to make the music quieter or louder depending on how long you can take the noise, I would say it is not too annoying but like all kids toys these days they seem to make a noise.
***What my son thought of it? ***
I am really bigging up Fisher Price toys I think they are very strong and hard wearing and they seem to see things from the child's perspective. Which is what you want in a toy.
My son was about 9 months or so when I bought this for him, so he was a tad too young, especially as he was not even crawling yet, but my friend's baby was walking at this age so it all depends on the development of your baby and how mobile they are. They suggest it's for 1 years plus though.
My son is now 18 months and uses this toy when I get it out for him, he likes to climb on the lion and sit on him too pushing along with his legs, and it's at just the right height and also he can't get his feet stuck under like some baby sit on walkers.
He also loves to push the lion, as he can only walk a little and this helps build the strength in his legs really well. It's an enjoyable toy and my son is also a bit of a dancer so he loves all the songs and music. There is a quite a variety to keep your little one amused.
There are also some beads on the left and right hand side of the lion; these are probably more attractive to the younger baby more than toddler.
I would rate this walker 10/10 especially for the price of £10 I have paid for this but the standard rrp is between £25-30 although toys are us are selling this for £39.99 which in my opinion is over the top.
If you are in the market for a baby walker then this is a definite one to consider, not only does it act as a baby walker but your child can sit on it too. It's versatile and not too big so stores really easy and with it being Fisher Price the quality is brilliant and it has good resale value if you are an eBay queen like me.
We actually have 2 baby walkers the other being the Vtech which is also another brilliant walker, both of which are good and different in their own ways, I will do a review on this one later today.
This toy requires 3 x AA batteries and is widely available but give the internet a good search as there is always a good deal to be had or have a look on eBay as these sell pretty cheap.
a relatibe bought this for our son for his christmas. I though he would love it but he didnt use it much. He wasnt interested in holding onto anything to walk with so using it as a walker was pointless for him. When he was able to go on it he seems very unsteady and unsecure, probably as there is no back on it and theres not really anything to hold on to apart from the ears. a little pair of handles would have been so much better. The one thing he did love about this was the nose as it when it is pressed it growls and plays music and lights up. He is able to switch this on for himself and love to just sit and press the nose. I think for the price there are others out there that do just the same job and may be more suitable. It is very well made though and will be around for baby number 2 who is due soon.
I bought this brightly coloured lion for my son last christmas. It is aimed at the 9 to 36 month age range. It is intended to be used as a walker as your child is learning to walk and then as a ride on toy. It is available on Amazon for £29.99 but this does not include batteries (of which it requires 3 AA batteries).
The first use it carries out is as a walker, you child holding onto the purple handle at the back. When your child pushes the lion along, and providing that you switch it on, it will play this loud caribbean style music to encourage him or her. You can also press the nose to play the music. The lion is a very sturdy walker and doesnt fall easily (unless my son decides to have a huge strop when he gets stuck, and starts trying to tip it!). Even though it is sturdy, it is also quite light and my son can move it any which way he fancies now he can just about walk by himself.
When your child can walk easily by themselves, or before if you want a constantly sore back, it can be turned into a ride on lion. There is a green catch thing at the back which you pull, this releases the support and your child has a pew.
On the lions face there is the musical nose that also flashes to the music to play with. There is also a couple of butterfly type things on either side of the face which move up and down and not much else. There is a bit of a felt fringe thing which my son will stroke every now and then.
In my humble opinion, this is one of the best toys that I bought for Josh, as he has played with it more as he has got more confident. Now he will drag or push it sideways as well as forwards and backwards and can go super fast-so watch those toes everyone! It is also very bright and very noisy, which my son loves being, so it is a good match! The batteries last and age too-we still have the original batteries in there since christmas.
There are only minor downsides for this toy. If your child is sat on it and your pushing them along you can get a sore back quite quick. Also, the music can be very loud and, after a while, extremely annoying too. This is easily rectified by a switch on the back of the lions head. Sometimes I will hear my son get so angry and frustrated with the lion, because he cant move it away from the place he got stuck or just because he is being plain lazy. The last one is that your toes can get run over rather quickly one your child gets good! The only way to get out of this one Im afraid is to be equally quick.
Overall I would say the downsides are only minor and that my son has had so much fun with this that it was well worth the money.
I brought the Fisher Price lion for my kiddo when she was 8 months old (a couple of weeks before she was crawling) for christmas.
The lion itself is about 2 feet long and 1 and a half feet tall. It is well packaged in a big box and the lion is all set up and ready to go, except the wheels (they are really easy to fix on. Instructions are included just incase). The lion takes 4 AA batteries which are included. Batteries last a long time too - ours are still going strong after a year. To access the battery compartment you need a screwdriver so it's safe for the little ones.
The lion works in 2 ways - as a ride-on and a walker.
To use the ride-on the child just sits on and pushes themselves along with their feet. To use the walker there is a catch on the back of the lion, pull the catch out, lift the seat up and clip it into place and it's all done! This is a job for the adults.
Before she could walk and crawl she just enjoyed sitting on it and dancing to the music but when she started toddling she got the most out of it, starting with pushing it around, then getting on and off herself and crusing!
The lion has felt like hair on his head, a butterfly toy on either side of his face and big ears to hold on to. One of the best parts of the lion is his music. Press his big purple nose and he starts playing music and roaring whilst flashing his nose! So cute but can get a little annoying after a while (especially as it goes off pretty much every time he is touched) so I'm grateful it has 2 volume settings..and an off switch (but I'm not that cruel!) which are located on the back of the lions head.
I paid £35.00 for my Fisher Price lion from Amazon.co.uk (didn't fancy lugging it through town with me) but I think you can pick them up for a little less these days. I think it is a good price considering you're getting a ride-on and a walker from a quality toy brand.
As for my little girl she has and still is really enjoying her lion. He has become a permenant fixture in our living room. The change from crawling to walking was so quick that she didn't get much of a chance to use the walker (it was nice for her when she did though) as much as the ride-on but every now and again she has a walk around with him.
The whole thing is made of plastic which means it's safe and easy to wipe down.
The only disadvantages I can think of is that it can be a little hard to ride on certain types of carpets and it could include a few more little activities.
Other than that I can't fault it, I give it 5 stars.
Fisher Price Walk and Ride Lion.....
Before Jack could even stand I was buying up toys such as this to help him on his way to be a little walker. I am not sure but perhaps this is the reason he was walking at around 10 months. He loves this toy and I would say it is one of his favourite ones.
The Fisher Price Walk and Ride Lion cost me around £20 when it was on offer at Amazon a good while back now. I know this lion retails for a lot more in Argos and such places but it is worth looking around for a good special offer as they do seem to come up quite often. At the moment it is selling on Amazon for £28.
Basically the lion is a large plastic toy which has a couple of different tunes played either when his nose is pushed in or when the lion is moved forward. These tunes are not bad really although can get slightly annoying if they are continually played. I would of preferred it if there were more than two tunes on offer. The good thing however it that there is a volume control. This allows the music option to be completely off, quiet or loud and as you can probably guess ours is always set to the quite option!
The lion can be used in two different ways and these are where the child is able to sit on a small set as if they were sitting on the back of the lion and from here they can propel themselves along or the other option is where the seat is raised and clipped into place with a plastic bar underneath the seat and this gives the child a handle which is about the right size for them to hold on to when standing up and push the lion along.
Jack would first play with this toy in the push along mode and this is pretty much how he found his feet. He will still occasionally want the seat raised so he can run up and down the hallway with the lion being pushed along but mostly nowadays, he likes to sit on the thing. It has only been quite recently however that he has been able to grasp the concept of pushing himself along on the lion. He first started by going backwards a lot but now he is able to push forward for a short distance and he loves it.
Before he could push himself along we used to sit him on the seat of the lion and push him up and down the hallway and he would absolutely be thrilled at this especially if we were to push him really fast!
Overall, this Walk and Ride Lion from Fisher Price has really had its use. There are not really any other flashy features and the only other play like thing included on the toy is two movable bugs that are on the lions ears that can be pushed up and down. The toy is pretty simple and I am sure there are tons of other toys giving the same features and possibly even better ones. I would of perhaps liked to get one which has a bit of a bigger seat because Jack will soon be a little too big for it as he a big growing boy and the seat just wont accommodate that.
I would say it is a good toy but I would not have liked to have paid full price for it. My friend who has a son a little younger than Jack was able to pick up a similar sort of toy for around a tenner and her little boy loves his even more than Jack loves this lion. I think a 4 star rating is what I am awarding this toy. It was a good price for me, Jack does love it and it has certainly had its use already. The fact that it is very hard wearing and it will certainly last for my next ten children I can hardly fault. The only thing I would say it that I just wish it has a few more tunes programmed into it because after all I don't think that would have been that hard to do.
A RECOMMENDATION for this toy and I do hope this has been of some help to you.
This adorable, bright and friendly lion grows with your ever developing child, from their proud yet tentative first steps to the first ride on a lion! This charaterised walker-to-ride on provides great play and developmental benefit for your baby.