Before we had our daughter, I was dreading all the noisy toys. Things that beep and have electonic sounding tones used to annoy me. This toy does play music when it moves or when the nose is pressed, but I have found that I can deal with a little noise when I see the reaction that it gets from our one-year-old daughter. This product doubles as a walker (something she pushes while learning to walk) and a rider (something she will soon be able to mount and push with her feet). There is an "On/Off" switch if the repetition of the song gets to be too much. We have also used the toy to teach our daughter some of her dexterity and recognition skills by saying, "Push the button to play the music!" Sometimes when she is fussy, I can push the button myself and make up some silly dance moves to go along with the music to make her forget about being fussy!