We wanted a sled for our 11-month old and had 3 requirements: 1) we could easily pull it; 2) it would strap him in so he couldn't fall out; and 3) it would grow with him. This sled met all 3. It's good up to 50 lbs, so we can use it next winter, too (which justified the higher cost than some other sleds). Our son was strapped in securely and the sled was easy to pull. Overall a good buy!