Once your baby graduates from crawling and takes those first steps encourage him to keep on going and to strengthen his steppin' skills with a walker or push toy. If he has something to hang on to as he toddles around the room, it'll help him build his confidence on his own two feet, and it will encourage him to go farther and enable him to go faster. We found six sustainable walkers and push toys that will make learning to walk more fun and exciting. From toys that are set into motion with your toddler's power to animals full of personality that will become one of your child's best pals, we're sure you'll find the perfect toy for your active kid.
Haba Carpenter Pixie Walker Wagon
Your little one can start playing with the tools and pounding balls on the Carpenter Pixie Walker Wagon from Haba even before he can walk, and eventually he’ll pull himself up and get moving. Made with eco-friendly birch wood, rubber wheels, and child-safe, non-toxic finishes, you’ll feel good about bringing this toy into your home. The walker even has a break that you can adjust to match your little one’s walking ability to keep him safe. Beyond playing with the saw, hammer and wrench, we bet your kid will love filling the wagon and toting other toys too.
Plan Toys Push-Along Alligator
You’ll be amazed at just how much use your toddler gets out of the budget-friendly Plan Toys Push-Along Alligator. Going from here to there is so much more fun with the click-clack sound of the alligator’s jaw moving up and down along the way! The long-handled gator is made for kids who are already a bit more sure on their feet at 18 months and up, and it will help build balance and coordination. Like all Plan Toys, the Push-Along Alligator is made from rubberwood trees that are no longer producing latex and next on the list to be chopped down anyway. It’s finished with non-toxic, water-based paint and non-toxic, formaldehyde-free glue.
Boikido Eco-Friendly Wooden Jumbo Cubes Wagon
The brightly colored Eco-Friendly Wooden Jumbo Cubes Wagon from Boikido is two toys in one. Your beginner walker can hang onto the handle and push the wagon as she goes, but it’s also stocked with 21 wooden blocks. The multi-shaped blocks are just as much fun to stack and build with as they are to fit back into the wagon as a puzzle. Fingers crossed, the act of putting the blocks back into the wagon encourages clean up too! The walker wagon is made from FSC-certified wood and painted with non-toxic, water-based paint.
Plan Toys Woodpecker Walker
The Woodpecker Walker from Plan Toys is like an eco-conscious party on wheels for your little one. He’ll squeal with delight as he pushes it along, causing the little wooden woodpeckers to peck away, clacking as Baby goes. It’s made from sustainable rubberwood and finished with non-toxic, water-based paints and stains. The smart, safe walker also has a special knob to adjust how fast or slow the walker can be pushed, which will help avoid spills as your little one builds strength and balance. A plus for you: Because of it’s beautiful design and natural wood colors, you won’t mind if this walker takes up residence in your living room for a few months…or years.
Maxim EverEarth Activity Walker
So much more than a walker — the EverEarth Activity Walker will help your child develop walking skills and provide opportunities for shape sorting, music playing, puzzle working and more. The back of the cart has a netted area so kids can stow other toys, or even stuffed animal passengers. The wooden walker is finished with non-toxic, water-based, child-safe paints.
Haba Doll’s Buggy
If your child has a best doll or stuffed animal pal, she’ll love taking it for a ride in the Doll’s Buggy from Haba. Your little one will also love mimicking what mommy and daddy do, pushing a baby in the stroller. While she’ll use the buggy to build balance and confidence in walking now, she’ll keep the toy in heavy play rotation for years as a way to tote her plush friends down the hallway, through the park, or across the backyard.