We gave this to my niece, she is 18 months old. She loves it! I was surprised at the mechanism - as others have said, it seems delicate and I'm not sure how robust it will be, surprising for Galt as their toys normally last for ever. Time will tell. 4 adults had problems with the mechanism, we found it very difficult to click down into place but I have to say, the baby had no problem at all! She fired the frog off in all directions and as we also bought her the Galt pop-up people, she fires them out of it too! The force is not strong enough to hurt, even if she gets a frog in the face, she just laughs. It pops up about a foot into the air. But the best bit about this frog, is the laughter it brings, for the child and the adults around them. Such a lovely present, I just wonder how long it will last.