I purchased this for my 18 month old daughter for Christmas. This is her first bike or ride on toy of any kind. At first she would only walk beside it, not fully understanding the concept of straddling the bike to walk with it. It only took her about 3-4 more times to be more comfortable riding the bike. Now she is 23 months old and will grab the bike, lift it, ride it, she can even turn by herself; she absolutely loves it. She loves turning it upside down and spinning the wheels as well. I know this has helped with her balance and I'm so glad we started with this bike as her first bike. This will last her a few years and I know we will not have to ever use training wheels. The bright pink color is so cute and fun, she loves it. A bike like this makes the best gift, start them as young as you can!