I am a mommy that holds my baby every time I get a chance, but for those times when I just cannot hold my little fella, I put him in his walker and he has a great time every time. It was pretty much assembled in the box, only a couple of steps to follow and it was ready for him to use. Its very sturdy, durable, strong. My son is an average height for his age, but is still a little too short for his feet to touch the floor on the lowest height setting, however he is a determined little man. He stretches himself out and he gets going, moving across the room, exercising his little muscles. He loves the music and he is fascinated with the toys on the bar. He also enjoys eating snacks from the snack tray. The toys are just what he needs to learn cause and effect, and the walker for gross motor skills. This product is not intended for use for long periods at a time, and of course like every other eight month old child, my son gets a little fussy after about twenty minutes and then its back to mommy's arms, but for a quick shower, to get dinner started, or just to allow him to play by himself for a few minutes it is a great product for a mother with a child as busy and explorative as mine! And I cannot forget that the price for the product is great, especially taking into account that I'll be using it for at least a few months, and then maybe donating it or passing it along to a friend so that another child can use it, its worth the money I paid, and more!