I have always been fascinated watching little babies running around in their baby walkers and was terribly disappointed when I learnt that the traditional baby walkers are actually not recommended at all.
When I researched further, I realised that it made a lot of sense. The hazards attached to traditional baby walkers are many since it gives babies extra speed which they do have control on as well as additional height to reach previously unreachable objects.
Further development delays are also caused by these walkers since babies need to reach their development milestones which include crawling, rolling and sitting which get hindered by keeping babies in walkers. So as much as I loved the look of babies in walkers, I decided against it
Then I decided to buy a push-along walker which is of use once the baby can get into an upright position. These aid babies to propel forward and therefore learn how to walk. I came across two lovely models. The first was the Fisher-Price Stroll-along Walker which is ideally suited for baby girls because it looks like doll stroller and therefore will be used even after the baby learns to walk. This one was incidentally gifted to Tania.
The other one which I really though was useful was the Vtech Disney First Step Baby Walker which is a very colourful toy with several keys, buttons and knobs which keep babies occupied while sitting and then later aids walking.