This float is perfect and my daughter loves it! Even though it states it's for 9 months and up, I purchased this for my 3 month old to use while we are at our lake camp. And she enjoys it very much. She is able to lay back and float around, with us holding on to the float at all times of course. This toy is wonderful for getting her acclimated to the concept of floating/swimming. She all smiles as she lays back and kicks her feet. I love that it has two inflated rings, which makes the float very stable. Because of how she lays in it, we have not used the toys as she cannot reach them. Also, to make sure we have unrestricted access to her, we haven't use the canopy either. However, as she grows up, I believe we will use both the toys and the canopy. We plan on using this many times in the future, both at the lake and in the pool.