Top 5 Best Baby Walker For Small Spaces (2022 Review)

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Looking for the best baby walker for a small space?

Perfect, in this BabySchooling guide, you'll learn:

  • Our top choices for baby walkers for limited spaces
  • How baby walkers for small spaces differ from the rest of the walkers
  • What to look for before buying?
  • My top 5 picks for tight spaces!
  • And much more!
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Our Top Picks

Below is a summary of the top picks from our BabySchooling.com team. Each pick as the key findings as well as "badges" to help you understand where each pick fell in our ranking. "Best Overall" is a combination of price and value. "Best Budget" is great for parents who want a top quality product but are on a tighter budget. "High End" is for parents who just want the best, and price is no object.

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OUR TOP PICK

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Bright Starts Floral Friends Walker

The high heat is very comfy

The frame is sturdy and built to last

Extra room due to 2 link loops

BEST BUDGET

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Baby Einstein Caterpillar & Friends Discovery Walker

Color options available like blue and neighborhood symphony

Easily activated piano keys

Steady and durable platform for baby

BEST HIGH-END

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Safety 1st Dino Sounds 'n Lights Discovery Baby Walker with Activity Tray

The toys spin, crinkle, rattle, and light up

You can fold it for storage or for transport

Trusted brand for more than 30 years

Reviews of Each Pick

Below are our detailed reviews of each product. Each product included in this review is reviewed by our team of parenting experts. Parents with 1,000s of hours testing and working with products to help you pick the best one for your specific situation.

OUR TOP PICK

Bright Starts Floral Friends Walker

Pros

Easy to assemble

Rubber feet brakes on the wheels

It goes easily over hardwood

Cons

Seat is not padded

Limited number of toys

Can be too high for many babies

This jungle-themed walker is great value for money. Easy to assemble and fold away it is great for use in small households. For safety, the wheels have rubber feet that act as brakes. The high-backed adjustable seat means that the walker can be still used as your baby grows.

The brightly colored toys including blocks and beads on the walker help with numeracy and fine motor skills. There are two link loops so toys can be added to the walker. Your little one can easily move around your house with this walker as it has a lightweight plastic frame.

BEST BUDGET

Baby Einstein Caterpillar & Friends Discovery Walker

Pros

Easy to assemble

Extra comfy seat

Safe and sturdy

Cons

Only the front wheels swivel, so limits movement

Entertainment is limited

Difficult to assemble

This walker lets your baby move around smoothly even if your apartment is small. The wheels’ mechanics work great and they have a safety mechanism, as well. The elliptical frame is sturdy for peace of mind and with an adjustable, washable padded seat, your baby can still use the walker as he continues to grow. 

There is a removable play bass you can put on the floor, which is another great feature for small spaces. The toys develop fine motor skills with sensory and hearing development. Your little one can listen to classic melodies, and play with squeaky toys and moving beads.

BEST HIGH-END

Safety 1st Dino Sounds 'n Lights Discovery Baby Walker with Activity Tray

Pros

Grip strips to reduce movement on uneven surfaces

Easy storage

The adjustable washable seat has extra padding for comfort

Cons

The walker is too high for some babies

Adjustable seat is difficult to move

Difficult to assemble

Another great option for small apartments, Safety1 can be folded down and stored away when not in use. Dinosaurs are a great attraction to babies and this walker has five dinosaur toys to help develop fine motor skills and at the same time provide entertainment. 

The 12 background songs play while your baby spins, rattles, and pushes the toys. The walker itself has a wide base that makes it very sturdy and stable. Another great feature is that you can swing out both activity trays, these levels an empty tray that you can use for snacks or putting other toys. Here, you have more space!

Delta Children Lil Playstation II 3-in-1 Activity Center

Pros

3 in 1 toy

360-degree seat swivel

JPMA certified

Cons

Difficult to change into a rocker

Bulky and difficult to store

Wheels don’t swivel

This is a 3 in 1 activity center you can use as a rocker, a stationary activity center as well as a walker. This means you don’t have to buy extra items, which will take extra space in your apartment. The adjustable padded chair has a 360-degree rotation so that your child can play with all the toys located around the PlayStation. 

The toys help develop fine motor skills as well as sensory and hearing, with a great focus on different colorful animals. There is also a small piano that plays different songs to keep your baby entertained all day. The activity tray is easily removed to become a snack tray or a place to put different toys, helping you out with space issues.

Fisher Price Learn With Me Zebra Walker

Pros

Can help develop literacy and numeracy skills

A two in one toy and walker

Lots of bright colours that attract baby’s attention

Cons

Wheels can slip on hardwood floors

Babies can get their fingers stuck in the toy flaps

List Element

What baby doesn’t love an animal? This zebra themed walker has 2 different ways to play, so your baby will never get bored with this toy. Kids are especially hard to entertain in limited spaces. But thanks to Fisher-Price, your kid has several options.  There are lots of hands-on activities, which help develop a baby’s fine motor skills.

Your child can push buttons, turn a wheel, play music, and also lift and look for exploration. This means hours of fun for your baby and time for the busy mams! The second function is of course that of a walker. With four sturdy wheels, babies can enjoy moving around with this toy, which at the same time is helping their gross motor skills.

Buying & Use Guide

Top 5 Best Baby Walkers For Small Spaces

Short on time? We understand. Check out this quick overview of our favorite baby walkers for tight spaces.

  1. Bright Starts Floral Friends Walker
  2. Baby Einstein Caterpillar & Friends Discovery Walker
  3. Safety 1st Dino Sounds ‘n Lights Discovery Baby Walker with Activity Tray
  4. Delta Children Lil Playstation II 3-in-1 Activity Center
  5. Fisher Price Learn With Me Zebra Walker

What Is A Baby Walker Made For Small Spaces (Are They Any Different)?

If you have a small home and would still like to get a baby walker, we recommend you buy one that doesn’t have a seat but can be pushed by your baby.

It means that the walker is less bulky width wise and easier to store. The disadvantage with these walkers is that you have to use them at a later stage in your child’s development. Your child will need to be able to stand.  

Read Also: What are the top overall baby walkers?

Also think about one that can be used in your kitchen. The floor in a kitchen usually makes it easier for a baby to move around and at the same time it is a safe place for your baby to be if you are cooking.https://www.youtube.com/embed/6L8y696GAHs?rel=0&modestbranding=0&controls=1&showinfo=1&fs=1&wmode=transparent

Should You Even Use A Baby Walker In Tight Spaces?

You can use a walker in tight spaces but try and buy one that has a narrower width or a walker where your baby stands and pushes, as these walkers are not as wide, they can be used in tight spaces.

The only disadvantage is that your child should be able to stand before they are of use, but they do ensure that they can move around the house with support.

Read Also: What are our recommended baby walkers for your carpet?

Most baby walkers have a detachable play center so in fact, you are getting a 2 in 1 toy, as the play center can be used during floor time also.

Are There Different Types of Smaller Sized Baby Walkers?

There are two types of baby walkers, the sit-in kind and the push behind kind. The sit in kind can be used at an earlier age as your baby has to have only head and neck control.

Whereas for the push behind kind, the baby needs to be able to stand and the walker will support his first steps. The sit-in kind is usually larger and needs more space.

It also comes in different widths, so check the width of the walker and see if it could be too big for the available space. Whereas the push behind type is perfect for smaller rooms.

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It is good to remember that in a sit-in walker your baby is safe and unable to get out of the walker without your help.

However, with the push behind walker, your child has more freedom and can crawl or move away at any time. 

What To Look For In A Baby Walker For Small Spaces?

The most important thing is of course safety, but you also don’t want the walker to be too bulky as it would be impossible for your baby to move around.

The later stage push behind walkers are perfect for smaller spaces and much easier to store, but you will have to wait until your child is able to stand.

For safety, your child is secure in the sit in walker, and you know that even though they can move around they cannot leave the walker unaided. This is of course not the same for the push behind walkers.

If you decide on a push-behind walker, make sure that they are height adjustable so that they can grow with your baby. All the walkers have play centers attached to them but purchasing one with a detachable play center is great as you can use it for tummy-time also.

If you decide to buy a sit-in walker, make sure that it folds away and can be used on different surfaces. Some are great on carpet some are not.

Read Also: What are the top baby walkers for hardwood flooring?

Are Baby Walkers Safe In Small Spaces?

Any toy or object that you buy for your child should have a safety certificate.

This will bring peace of mind to you as a parent. At the same time, you need to assess the amount of space you have in your home before you decide what kind of walker to buy. 

Many of the sit in styled walkers are bulky in width therefore your child may not be able to move around freely with them. Therefore, the push behind walkers is more practical.

All walkers should have safety wheels. The sit-in-styled walkers make sure that your child cannot move around outside of the walker, but of course, this is not the case with the push-behind walkers as your child is free to move away at any time.

It goes without saying that you should always supervise your baby whatever walker you choose to buy.

About The Author

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Review By Tamara May

Tamara is one of our may parents who contributes to BabySchooling.com. She has years of experiance with toddlers and babies. With her loving husband, she has a son and a daughter.
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