I bought this when my daughter was about 5 months old, but in truth I don't think she really started to appreciate it until she was closer to 7 months. Although it's also a rocker, I found that since she hadn't quite got her balance, she was inclined to move the rocker too quickly and fell forward onto the steering wheel. But it really came into it's own when her feet touched the ground. The independence it gives her is great (maybe not so great for mum - she now gets everywhere). She flies along on tiled or wooden floors and runs to meet people coming in the door. Expensive, but well finished and provides much amusement, not only to her but the rest of the family watching her. Also provides great photo opportunities. Money well spent.