I could not wait to get an exersaucer for my baby, they seemed so colorful, with sounds and activities, I thought for sure, it would keep baby occupied and stimulated for a long while. This evenflo seemed also particularly interesting for brain development, so I thought it was worth the high price tag. Well, this proved to be not the best investment I made. My little one seems to have much more fun with my set of tupperwares than with this activity center. But I guess it could also be that my baby has an unusual early interest in cooking ! So my advice would be, before spending the money on this item, try to borrow one for a week and see for yourself.