VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker Review
The play panel on the walker is detachable
Lots of activities that the kids can do
The walker is sturdy and hard to tip it over
The back wheel can be locked and the speed of the walker can be adjusted
There are over 70 songs and musical notes to keep your baby entertained
The songs and the musical notes can be loud
How it works
One of the few milestones in your baby’s life that creates excitement in the family is the first baby steps and learning how to walk. If we want to help our baby to get from the phase of a crawling baby to a walking baby phase, the Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is a great gadget for this aim. There are lots of designs and different products that are available on the market today offering a range of multifunction and manufactured with a purpose to grow together with your baby.
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is a colorful baby walker that is designed with a purpose to assist the babies when they attempt their first steps and later to support the babies when they decide to stand up and start walking. This walker is popular among parents because of its multifunctional purpose, stability and interactive features accompanied by an early learning center. This is a product that babies love to push around and are interested in pressing all those bright and colorful buttons on it. The value of this sit-to-stand learning walker is increased because of the removable play panel that can be used long after the baby stops using the product as a walker.
When we did a research on the net which are the most popular products regarding baby walkers or sit-to-stand learning walkers with certainty we can say that VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker was always on the list of top ten such products. This was a sufficient reason for us to check this product and see what are the reasons behind its popularity.
There is no need for any additional tools to put the walker together. The product requires two AA alkaline batteries which are included in the packaging. If you want to dissemble the product it is an easy process because the legs easily come off by pushing the buttons on the handle. The product does not fold flat for storage so if you want to store it you have to dissemble it. After dissembling because of its size you do not need big space for storage.
The attention of a growing toddler will more than certain be kept for a long time and the child will be entertained and kept busy by the learning and play panel. This product as a walker can be used from the period when the baby can sit up independently up to the period when the baby is learning how to stand up and walk.
There are other gadgets that can also be used for teaching basic counting -123s, basic colors, and shapes. The additional feature of a pretend phone is also great for educational purposes because we can encourage some role-play that can teach basic phone language or social skills to our toddler. The only thing that can be confusing for the child is that one key on the play panel usually is used for more than one activity. So for example, if you push one button the cow can mow or some sound phrases can be played. This may confuse the child in terms of cause-effect relationship especially because kids tend to press and push the buttons more than once which can create a little mess in the sounds.
When the kid pushes the walker with the panel on, the walker plays melodies automatically. The panel has lovely, cheerful colors that are intriguing for the kids and at the same time, it encourages creativity because of all educational features that this early learning center has. The panel has an adorable piano with five keys of musical notes all in different colors that the children love to press over and over. The activity center also features a pretend telephone that helps to foster a child's creativity and can be used for social skills development by acting a role-play.
Motor Skills Development
When toddlers attempt to insert shape sorters in the right slot they also work on their eye-hand coordination. Another activity that the kids can do is press light-up buttons or spin the 2 colorful spinning rollers. When the child spins the spinning rollers in a form of flowers they can hear phrases and sound effects that motivate the kids to spin the flowers again and by this, the kids develop fine motor skills. The activity center is enriched with colorful pictures of animals and the kids can open and close a swinging door to look at the pictures and can play a "hide and seek" game.
Again the swinging door besides the visual stimulation offers fine motor skills reinforcement and encourages learning about animals that kids in this period of development really adore. There is so much to do on this activity center and the kids love doing things that can build their motor skills such as rolling, turning, pushing, pressing, pulling, picking up.
There is a great traction control which provides safety for the kids who are making their first steps. There is a rubber seam on the back wheels that prevent side to side motion. The walker is made of plastic material of high quality and together with the wide base provides stability for the child that might lean on the walker and sturdiness when the kids push the walker so you should not be afraid that the walker will tip over.
The walker is sturdy enough and the babies can freely use it for pulling when they want to stand up, although adult supervision is definitely advised. Generally speaking, the walker is stable and firm enough to provide the child the much-needed confidence that the babies who start walking by themselves usually require. The handle that is used by the baby to hold on it while pushing, is also at a great height and suitable for the baby.
The bottom line
This play panel is made of quality plastic in bright and colorful colors and it offers great educational tools for the child to be motivated to learn about colors, music, shapes, and animals. The walker is sturdy and firm enough for the babies to pull it up and not to tip it over.
This walker has few features that promote physical development of gross and fine motor skills as well as features that encourage creativity. There are five piano keys, three light-up buttons, two spinning rollers, and three shape sorter. In addition to this, there is a telephone handset for role-playing and fun playtimes. The play panel has over 70 songs and sound effects that are pleasant for the ear and good for baby's senses.
This toy is an engaging and interactive toy that grows with your child. It is sturdy and firm to prevent falling and tipping over and the product is a colorful tool that promotes learning and creativity.