We bought our Leap Frog seat with our first son and overall it went through two boys then a set of twins...if you have a LARGE baby this will only last so long due to size but the seat could probably handle the weight of a bigger baby. The seat is sturdy...the white base is textured so can be a bit of a pain to scrub clean...the fabric of the seat washed well and ours did not fade (all though Inever put the fabric in the dryer). The cover gets caught in the buckles when removing to clean and the buckles would slip through the holes more often than I would have liked, but you don't need instructions to pull the cover off or put it back on the seat. The music played is typical classical baby music but is no where near as obnoxious as other baby products ;-) The lights that flash ore more of an illusion so when the are playing with the music the lights are not so tacky as to keep your baby awake! This seat was donated instead of trashed as I feel there is more life in it even after our kids...this is one of the few baby items I would say go ahead and buy new and trust it wil last. Th seat is a happy compromise between baby and parent.