Bought this rocker for my 3 year old daughter when it was on clearance for a third of the price of other retailers. My husband put it together and said he was extremely impressed with the quality of the chair. It was packed very well, went together with ease, and looks beautiful finished. Unlike some children's rockers, this one rocks easily and is very sturdy. On the under side of the seat, there is a "story" where you can add your child's name, when they received it, etc. Very cute. After putting it together, my husband remarked that it feels like a "real" piece of furniture and he expects that it will last long enough for our daughter to hand down to her children. Excellent value.