I had bought a cheap seat for my first child, and he never stopped being scared to sit on it, because it slipped around easily. I didn't want to make the same mistake with my second child, so I did some research and bought this one. It is perfect! My little guy got over his initial "what-am-I-doing-up-here" nervousness in one sitting, and now sits quietly with his board books or toys, when it's time to sit on the toilet. It doesn't slip or slide, is very well made, and definitely worth the few extra bucks! An added bonus: it actually looks really nice, too. Bought a second one, for when we go out, I liked it so much!
Yes, I would recommend this seat to my friends.