This boucy seat saved me many headaches- and let me eat! My son was not an easy baby and didn;t like being put down much. But he loved his bouncy seat and would let me eat and take a shower while he played in it. Sometimes when he was real little he would snooze in it, but he mostly would look up at the snail, frog and other toy hanging. When we went shopping for a bouncy seat I was amazed at how expensive some were- they all served the same purpose! This on was cheap and worked great! We never had to replace the batteries even thought I'd forget and leave it running for HOURS after I took him out of it! I liked that I could remove the toys and talk to him and interact with him without them hanging in my face. My husband said it was a tripping hazard, and would trip on the legs all the time- but I never did. Maybe it's more about being aware of it? Overall, we thought it served it's purpose perfectly!