Anyone that knows me, knows that my niece and nephew are the most important people in my life. When it comes to toys that they can actually play with, I am very careful because I want them to have fun and be safe. I look at the durability in a product but know that eventually the toy will break. My sister helps me ensure these things when chosing a toy.
A while back, she had gotten this blue dog. It allows the child to sit on it and rock back on forth. My nephew played with it for a while but since he so tall he has out grown it. His friends and my sister's daycare children also play with it. It has now been passed on to his sister. She loves to play with it. This is the first toy she goes for and will sit on it and rock back and forth with a huge smile on her face.
I do have one complaint. Although the toy is very safe, if the child rocks back or forth too hard then he/she will tip. I have seen it happen a couple of times. The kids enjoy that when it happens but I still consider it a "hold yuor breath moment".