My kid is a terror. But in the cutest way possible. When he started to crawl, I knew I had to do something to keep him (and my house) safe. So, I started looking for the best baby walker for our house layout and my son’s development. In the end, I chose the Costco Simple Steps Walker, Monster Syd. But it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be which is why I wanted to share my review with you. I don’t want you to find yourself knee deep in baby walkers with no idea which to pick. I hope this helps you make a confident decision for your child.
Cosco Simple Steps Walker, Monster Syd
This walker is part of Cosco’s monster collection. And let me tell you, it is absolutely adorable. The bright colors were the first thing to catch my attention followed by the three big eyeballs on the front of the walker. The back of the walker is designed to look like monster horns and hair. Based on looks alone it seemed like this Walker was made exclusively for my own adorable little terror.
I checked out more of the details and I really liked the fun and interactive toys that were included. As a mom, I also loved the machine washable and dryer safe seat material. There’s room for snacks in the front and when my son makes a mess I can pop the insert tray into the dishwasher. And with two adjustable height, the Walker can grow with my child. It also safely supports up to 30 pounds which will buy my baby quite a bit of time with his new favorite walker.
What to Look for in a Walker
Before I go into any more detail regarding the Cosco Simple Steps Walker, Monster Syd, let me take a step back and let you know the most common features found in walkers and which you should consider.
Narrow down your options quickly by selection your ideal price range. You can get some walkers for just over twenty dollars or spend several hundred. A quick scan of models in each price range will help you decide.
You can choose a basic model, which only serves as a walker, or you can look at walkers that include activity panels, removable toys, music, lights, sounds, and more. You know your baby best. Decide what will be beneficial and what will be distracting.
This is by far the most important factor to consider when choosing a walker. Make sure that the design minimizes the risk for tipping and falling. The base should be wide enough so that your baby can’t run over their own toes and the wheels should easily turn. You’ll also want to make sure your home is baby proof, if it isn’t already. Check out these baby proofing tips.
Features of the cosco walker
Let me go into a little more detail about the Cosco Simple Steps Walker, Monster Syd. As I said before, this walker is super cute. The bright green and blue colors along with a hint of orange make this monster nearly come to life.
When I got my walker, I was delighted to realize how simple it was to set up. I didn’t need any special tools and even though I’m not the handiest, I was able to get the walker together in a matter of minutes. One of the best features about this walker is that you can quickly disassemble it for a quick and easy storage.
The walker is designed to grow with your child as well. It’s easy to adjust. All you need to do is adjust a zipper on the seat. Because it holds up to 30 pounds, I know my son’s personality and needs will outgrow the walker before his body does. Now some walkers have very detailed activity centers. One of the things I liked most about this model is at the top wasn’t too busy. It kept my baby entertained but I didn’t overwhelm him. There’s just a couple of cute toys that fit the theme so your baby will be able to spend more of his time and energy cruising than being distracted by unnecessary toys. To sum it up, here are the main features of this unit.
- Easy to assemble
- Two height adjustments
- Fun design
- Removable tray and seat
- For babies up to 30 pounds
Pros of Cosc0 walker
I looked at a bunch of walkers and there were a few things that really made this model stick out to me.
- Bright colors, attractive design
- Durable, especially for the price
- Safety stoppers keep baby from tipping
- Lightweight, easy to move
- Easy to keep clean
Cons Cosc0 walker
I am happy with this walker but there are a few things that could be improved upon.
- Doesn’t fold for storage
- Doesn’t work on carpet
- Only two height adjustments
Because there are so many other walkers besides the Cosco Simple Steps Walker, Monster Syd, I wanted to tell you about a few other options you have. First, the VTech Sit, Stand and Ride Baby Walker adds a different element to walkers. Your baby can simply utilize the activity board, use the walker as a push toy, or use it as a ride-on toy throughout the entire house. It has over sixty songs to keep your little one entertained.
You can also consider the Joovy Spoon Walker. It’s a bit more expensive than most, including the Cosco model, but it has three height positions and folds completely flat for easy storage. If you’re using for an affordable model that keeps your little one adequately entertained without going overboard, the Cosco Simple Steps Walker, Monster Syd is a perfect option.
Final Verdict on the Cosco Walker
I’m so glad I found this walker for my son. While I haven’t been counting on it to teach my son how to walk with ease, it’s great knowing that he’s being entertained and staying active. I know my son will be walking (and running) around the house soon so I’m savoring these moments with just him and his walker. I love watching him become more independent and I’m thankful that the Cosco Simple Steps Walker, Monster Syd is helping him as he grows.
Word from the manufacturers of the Cosco walker
Cosco Simple Steps Walker. Fun, interactive toys encourage motor skills. Machine washable and dryer safe seat pad. Dishwasher safe insert tray is great for snacks. 2 heights let you adjust walker as baby’s legs grow. Simple set up – no tools required. Compact when disassembled, for quick and easy storage.
Cosco Simple Steps Walker:
- For use up to 30 lbs
- Recommended for a child who is able to hold head upright unassisted and who is not able to walk or climb out of product
- Fun, interactive toys encourage motor skills
- Machine washable and dryer safe seat pad
- Dishwasher safe insert tray is great for snacks
- 2 heights let you adjust walker as baby’s legs grow
- Available in Monster Shelley or Monster Syd
- Simple set up
- no tools required
0 to 12 Months
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Product warranty: 1-year warranty, Machine-washable and dryer safe seat pad, Compact when disassembled for quick and easy storage, Simple set up and no tools required, Dishwasher-safe insert tray is great for snacks, 2 heights let you adjust walker as baby’s legs grow, Weight capacity: 30 pounds, Fun, interactive toys encourage motor skills