My 21 month old daughter got this trike as a Xmas present. My husband built it without much effort and the trike is certainly a good-looking and sturdy toy. My daughter liked it straight away and loves being on it. So far she mostly straddles is and 'walks' it or is being steered around by us, but she is slowly getting the hang of the pedals. It's very useful that the seat has 3 settings depending on the height of the child. The bar below the seat is high, so my daughter is not able to mount the trike without a little help from us, but I view this as a safety feature. Sh loves putting small toys in the basket too. The steering bar at the back is very well designed, with 2 length settings, and is extremely easy to use for steering. There is also a way of restricting the movement of the pedals and handles. Overall, a great toy, I can see my daughter using it for a very long time.