When we received this as a gift it looked like a neat toy, but I wasn't sure about how well it would work. I was surprised when we found out how nice it was. It was first used as a rocker for us. At the time that we had first been given this bike our son wasn't old enough to drive it around. The rocker was easy to set up. You just pull the handle around and there is a thick plastic peg that goes in it to make the rocker work. It rocks pretty well. The next stage is nice also. while your toddler is still learning to pedal the handle comes up and you can push them from behind (kind of like a stroller). It's also nice when your child knows how to pedal and just gets tired of doing it. That way if you are on a walk you don't have to hold them in one hand and pull the bike with your other. Your child can sit there while you push. The last stage is great also. It pedals pretty well. There are better tricycles out there, but this one is good. It's sturdy, strong and holds up well.