I needed an extra walker for my son. You see, I wanted to keep one at his grandma’s house for when she babysat. I already owned a Cosco walker at home but decided I would try out a different one, just to compare and see if there was a better model available. While I still love my walker for home, I’m so glad I came across the Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker, Nantucket. I love everything about it, including the design, safety measures, and special features. Keep reading to see if the Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker, Nantucket is right for you and your baby.
Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker, Nantucket
Like most walkers, your baby will be able to stretch out in this model and begin to explore like they never have before. It offers three different height adjustments so you can choose one that best encourages your baby’s first steps. It features a tray for snacks and several toys to keep your baby occupied when their little legs need a break. Check out some of the other fun and important features this walker offers.
- More than 10 exciting songs accompanied by flashing lights
- Grip strips that help baby stay steady on uneven surfaces
- Designed for use as soon as a baby can sit up alone
- Easy setup that requires no tools
- Made in the USA
What Safety Features Does a Walker Need?
We’ve all heard about the dangers associated with walkers. While some of these injuries can be blamed on poor supervision or fluke accidents, others can be blamed on poor walker design and inferior safety measures. To make sure that your walker meets the right safety standards, get acquainted with the following features. No matter the walker you chose, it should not be without any of the following.
The size of your walker’s base will determine how easy it is for the walker to tip over. Check the size of a model’s base along with the thickness of the legs. It doesn’t matter how many fancy features or added toys a walker has if the base wasn’t designed with safety in mind. Steer clear of buying older,used models. Newer designs are much more sturdy than those of the past.
On some walkers, only the front wheels move. In others, all wheels move but only in one direction. And finally, some models allow the wheels to spin and move in every direction possible. Make sure that the wheels on your walker are large and built to last. Some are hollow and can easily be dented, which makes them dangerous. Every baby adjusts to their walker differently, so it’s hard to say which type of wheels are best. I prefer that all wheels move, both forwards and backwards so that my son doesn’t get frustrated.
Babies don’t understand how dangerous a walker can be of course so grip strips help to keep them from slipping. They add much needed friction which will come in handy when your baby is on slippery or uneven surfaces. They’re a great additional feature on walkers that helps keep your baby as safe as possible.
The Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker includes all of these safety measures. You can breathe a little easier knowing that your baby’s walker is as safe as they come.
The Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker, Nantucket features a bold yet calming color palette full of blues and grays. It might look a little more masculine than some but I think it would make a great unisex walker if you’re buying it with the hopes of more than one sibling using it. The interactive toys on the top tray are bright red and black and include a mirror. When I put my son in this walker for the first time, he was immediately drawn to the toys. I felt that the walker was very sturdy and while I of course watched him closely while he was in it, I didn’t feel anxious the entire time he was in it like I had with other walkers.
Overall, the Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker, Nantucket has provided me with everything I wanted in a walker for my baby and more. Here are just a few of the features that set it apart from the competition.
- Easy to keep clean and sanitized
- Padded seat is machine washable
- Three developmental activities
- Wide base provides extra stability
- No tools required to assembly
- Folds for simple storage and travel
I’ve been very happy with the Safety 1st model but there are a few things that could be improved upon for future models.
- Doesn’t work on carpet
- Toys can break if consistently bent
Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker Video
Check out this Safety 1st video featuring a Ready-Set-Walk design to give you an idea of what to expect with the Nantucket.
There are plenty of options when it comes to baby walkers. If you’re not completely sold on the Safety 1st model, consider the Chicco Baby Activity Walker. It has an interactive activity center but the setup is a bit different than most. There is no seat, which means that your baby already needs to be taking steps on their own before using it.
If you want something with a seat, the Cosco Simple Steps Walker, Monster Syd is a great option. It’s easy to keep clean and the design is adorable and attractive. It has two adjustable heights, which will work for most but if you’re concerned about your baby outgrowing their walker before they’re ready to, the Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker, Nantucket is perfect.
I wish I didn’t need a babysitter for my son and that I could spend all my time with him but it’s reassuring to know that when he’s not with me, he’s still being encouraged to move and grow with his walker. My mom loves that she can fold up the Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker, Nantucket when my son isn’t there and then easily set it up for him when he’s ready to move.
Whether you need a second walker for similar reasons or you’re looking for your first, the Safety 1st Ready-Set-Walk Walker, Nantucket is a great choice. Your baby will be safe, entertained, and encouraged to move.