This is absolutely one of the best summer investments I've made this year! (Granted not much of an investment, but still.) I was looking for something to put my 5 month old daughter in so she could play in the water, but that wouls still protect her from the sun, since the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no sunscreen on children under 6 months. This turtle was the answer!
Now I do need to mention that this turtle is recommended for ages 6 months and up, but since my daughter sits up already and is very large for her age (she wears 9 and 12 month outfits), I decided to risk it. Ok, safety issue covered.
The turtle took me exactly 3 minutes to blow up by mouth. Then the sunshade gets inflated, and you just slide the little holes over the turtle's back feet, and voila! Instant sunshade. There is a little splash area in front of the seat, also, which my baby loved playing in. The sunshade did well in covering her from the sun, and was easily moved back and forth according to where I needed it. It was small enough to fit in my older daughter's kiddie pool, and works great in my neighbor's large inground pool as well!
I made sure to include a couple of pictures of my girls playing with this toy, so you can see how well the top protects the baby from the sun. Notice the turtle's head faces backwards- she loves to talk to him!
I gave this product a 4 for durability, since it's not the sturdiest plastic I've ever seen a water toy made from, and I do make sure to keep the dog's claws away from it, but so far, so good. Great product!