The LaepFrog Learning Band Walker is, in my experience, a great investment. We had a Fisher Price walker before this one, and it was not strong enough for our child. It was wobbly, and more than once, I saw her fall over with it. That is NOT the case with the LeapFrog. It is strong and well-made, not to mention enchanting to the child. They will be so proud when they take off on a cruise with their Bandwagon, and the educational music, though a bit repetitive for adults, will make baby smile. The music only goes on when the walker is moving, which is great encouragement for the baby learning to walk. My daughter still loves to push it around, and she has already mastered walking. The switch from music to learning is easy to use, so mom and dad don't have to do it for baby. This toy is best used on carpeted flooring, but an experienced child can use it well on hard floors as well.