My daughter is 19 monoths old and into everything, especially in the kitchen where she wants to help! The funpod is a safe way for her to share and join in and I have the security that she is safe and secure. The funpod is good quality, easy to put together and easy to clean and very safe! it does take up quite a bit of room - it's not really for a small kitchen and it possibly won't suit toddlers who love to climb and take big risks. My daughter is steady on her feet but small for her age and topples off things easily so loves to stand in this and help with the cooking and washing up. Obviously, you have to be aware of what is on your work surfaces and put knives etc out of reach. It's not too heavy to lift and we've even taken it into the garden and the downstairs loo (for hand washing!). It's alot of money but i expect to use it until she's 4 or 5, plus they retain their value for re sale as they are so well made.