Should I Buy a Walker, Activity Center, or Jumper?NEWS FEED
Posted: Mar, 2, 2012

Between the ages of 6 months and 12 months, parents often purchase baby play products to entertain and occupy their baby, while keeping their baby in a safe, confined space. The most popular choices are a walker, baby activity center or jumper.

A few things to consider when purchasing a walker, activity Center, or jumper:

Baby Walkers

  1. Baby walkers allow your child to move themselves around the room
  2. The top tray can include simple batting toys up to multi-activity electronic toys depending on the price
  3. Some Kolcraft walkers transition into walk behinds or push alongs to extend the product life once your child begins to walk on their own.
  4. Most baby walkers are economically priced and are typically easier to assemble than baby activity centers.
  5. All Kolcraft walkers are certified by the JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association) and have rubber friction strips under the base for safety and security around stairs. Read more about walker certifications and requirements in walker safety. (this would be a link to the walker safety blurb found on other page).

Stationary Activity Centers

  1. Stationary activity play centers keep your child enclosed and in one spot
  2. The top tray typically includes a wide variety of toys and activities (more than a walker or jumper).The seats usually spin 360 degrees to allow the child to access all of the toys
  3. Stationary activity centers usually occupy more space in your house than a walker


  1. Like a stationary activity center, a jumper keeps your child enclosed and in one spot
  2. Like the walker, jumpers typically offer less toys than a stationary activity center
  3. What the jumper lacks in toy variety, it makes up for with movement. The jumper allows your child to sustain a bounce movement
  4. Jumpers usually occupy more space in your house than a walker


Walkers, activity centers, and jumpers provide different benefits for you and your child. If you have comments or questions about these products, please contact us at


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