We bought the Rainforest Car Mirror in preparation for a 10 day residency interviewing/family visiting road trip that we took with our daughter when she was 6 weeks old. We wanted to be able to keep an eye on our daughter as well as give her something to look at during the many, many hours in the car. This mirror may seem like a splurge item but it could not be more valuable in a pinch. My daughter loved the pictures, lights and songs. Nine times out of ten it calmed her down and kept her entertained, from that first long trip until more than a year later. The songs are incredibly annoying but totally worth the peace and quiet. As an added bonus, they even worked well as lullabies when not in the car. My daughter is now 26 months and I could still sing the whole songs for you. The remote control is a fantastic idea and very convenient. Our mirror got scratched up from being stored in the trunk but you can bet that I will buy another one before our son is born in March.