I have to admit, I have not invested in this type of baby walker as I was told by the Health Visitor that they were dangerous. Instead, we went for the brick trolley cheap and cheerful option. I have always been a bit jealous of people owning this type of baby walker though, as they don’t have to worry about their little darling falling over and hitting their heads on the hard, hard floor. Not that mine do that or anything, all the time, honest.
So, when Cosatto, a brand known for their funky baby stuff, offered to let me have one to review and pass on, I was happy to be given the chance. Even better, they sent me possibly the most girly baby-walker in the entire world. All acid pink and orange. We like girly things around here, so that’s a good start.
The walker folds flat and it arrived with a minimal amount of construction needed. I managed to do it whilst balancing baby Fifi and keeping an eye on the toddler in about 15 minutes. Attaching the seat was a bit fiddly, the rest was easy.
Excited about its potential for baby entertainment for whilst I am cooking dinner, I put Fifi into it and she instantly cried. Unfortunately this happened 90 % of the times that I put her into it. On the other hand Toddler boy loved it, I had to physically restrain him from trying to squeeze into it. I did find that the instant crying was purely a baby Fifi phenomenon, we popped my friends baby into it and she positively loved it, whizzing about my kitchen like there was no tomorrow. I suspect it is because Fifi is used to wandering about with her brick trolley and the freedom that it entails, in the walker she is restrained and can’t have a little sit on the floor nd a poke under the kitchen cupboards, if she wants.
Both Toddler boy and baby Fifi positively loved the tray accessories, there was a squidgy mat which you filled with water so that the hearts moved around. It was very tactile, I liked it. There were also a couple of little spinning toys which attracted them. They both stood outside the walker using it like a little table, for a long time, captivated.
Going back to safety, Cosatto have clearly thought about that and have produced a walker with speed restricting wheels and an adjustable seat so you can tailor it to your baby.
Our house is not massive and I have to say that I felt that the walker was a little bit big to use indoors. It didn’t take very long to go from one end of the kitchen to the other and then friends baby got stuck and we had to try to manoeuvre the walker and the baby. I think its best use would be out doors in the summer time.
In summary, I would have to say that although BabyFifi didn’t like it, I was very impressed by the quality of the product, it was clearly very well made using good quality materials.