First Steps: Must-Haves For Little Walkers

If you’ve got a little walker in-waiting at home, you’re likely equal parts excited and nervous. As cute as it is to see your little one exploring, it comes with a whole lot of keeping them alive! Fear not, we’ve got a list of must-haves to make this whole walking caper a little less stressy. 

Before we dig in, let’s address milestones. Like everything in baby-development land, there’s no hard and fast rule. In saying that, usually babies crawl between 6 and 13 months. You may see them pulling themselves up and casing furniture from 9 to 12 months. Babies can walk from 8 to 18 months. 

We may have had too much fun finding the best baby shoes going but the good news is, they are all top rated and we’ve done the research for you. BAM!  Now back to the task at hand, if you’ve got a pre-walker in your house, you’ll be needing all ‘o this. 

These shoes are made for walkin’


As a rule of thumb, it’s wise to choose a softer shoe to begin with and move onto a structured pair as they get they hit their stride in the walking stakes. 

willow&ko Baby T-Bar Soft Sole - Tan Wax Leather
Sommerfugl Kids Pre-Walkers


Now that your little one is exploring the world on foot with gusto, it’s time to transition up to a heavier soled, more supportive shoe. 

Baby Walkers

Help bub navigate balance, enhance coordination and get that confidence sky-high while learning the ropes with a fun baby walker. 

 Croco Green Walker Trolley

Ride on 

For when those little legs are ready for some zooming! 

Pro-tip? Keep your energy levels HIGH. A walking toddler means you’ll be on the move all the time. Protein bars, daytime naps and a crisp sauv blanc (once they’re in bed!) are a must for you! 

Emma & The Riff Raff Team x


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