We bought our son a vtech walker when he was 8 months. He loved to play with it but wouldn't use it as a walker. We saw this one on display in a store and he immediately started walking with it and will now walk with any walker. This one is better than others because it has stoppers on the rear wheels that keep the thing from shooting out from under the baby; the wheels have a rubber strip so you don't have the slippery plastic effect; the base sticks out far and the angle is gradual enough that the thing is very stable. Also, we like the Mario cart sounding music.