I bought this scooter for my 2 year old nephew's birthday, and he loved it. He carried it where ever he went. The frame of the scooter felt well made, but the noise it makes is incredibly loud and gets annoying in 10 seconds!! There is no volume control to turn it down either! Having said that, my nephew absolutely loved the noise and continued playing it until the batteries (thankfully) died!! With regards to stability, I have seen scooters that are much more stable! So unless the little person is Fireman Sam obsessed, it might be better to get a different scooter that is more stable and quieter.