Bought this for my 8 year old daughter for Christmas. She loves it, however we have had to cut an inch off the hair all over as it became so matted. My daughter is very careful with it, but the brush provided 'splits' the nylon hair and causes it to get matted. We've now started using a better brush and it seems to have stopped it matting so badly. I wouldn't recommend it, especially for anyone younger, as you only have to tip the head upside down and it becomes a matted mess. It is also not very stable. I remember the one I had as a kid had suction cups on the bottom which helped it to stand up!