My son is 8 months old and loves to play in this activity gym! We have added other toys, including a few musical toys, and we move the little characters around so things are different and exciting for our little one. He loves to look at the little characters and toys and pulls on them-- and the activity gym doesn't fall over or anything. It doesn't have super bright colors- it kind of blends in with our décor. And, I love that it is neutral- it isn't just for girls or just for boys. My son has played in other activity gyms, and this seems to be his favorite. We wanted a second activity gym for my parents' house, and I bought another kind thinking my son would like a variety, and I didn't want to bore him by getting the exact same one for their house. He hated the other one I bought-- he only likes this one! The only thing that kept me from buying this as a (now) 3rd activity gym is the price.