Although initially hesitant to try out a walker, my safety concerns have since been alleviated.
Hearing horror stories of babies falling down steps, etc., in walkers had scared me away from walkers. Of course, walkers are one of those things my mother has always talked about and assured me my brother and I thoroughly enjoyed our walker and had hours of fun in one. I decided to entertain the idea of trying the Chicco Dance Walker, and let it be know that this is not my old walker from the 70s—they’ve come a long way!
First, let’s address the issue of safety. There are six brake pads to ensure safety and stop the walker from changing surfaces. There’s also an optional stationary setting to keep it in place all together. It has a nice padded seat and a high backrest offering additional support for baby. Since the walker has a stationary setting, there are almost no concerns about stairs (as long as you take the time to engage it).
What else is there to love about the Chicco Dance Walker? It allows the integration of music into your baby’s play! All of my children have loved music and, especially with older children in the house, the idea of an MP3 hook up is genius. I love that the walker is super bright in orange and greens and that the tray is removable for play on the floor too. Another great feature of the tray is its lights, large buttons and sounds that occupy baby for hours. A nice bonus: The entire walker is plastic and can be wiped down after your little one has munched on Puffs or Cheerios.
Not only does the walker have a nice high backrest and padded seat, it also can adjust to 3 different height settings—the Chicco Dance Walker grows with your child! Not all babies are the same size, so it’s nice that a mom or dad can adjust the settings to fit their child and extend the time that the baby can enjoy the walker. One more awesome feature is its ability to fold flat for space-saving storage. (It’s super handy, since most baby gear is bulky and hard to store!)
The only drawback to the product is my initial concern about safety and stairs. I would suggest anyone who does not have a huge flat space for baby to cruise around put the walker on the stationary setting. If you have ample room and plenty of supervision, then let baby play and get some exercise “walking” around to his or her favorite music. It guarantees a good time!
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