My daughter got Scout as a Christmas gift when she was four months old. She loved it. It turned out to be her favorite toy. The lullabies would sooth her, she no longer need her night light, she had Scout. We would take him wherever we went, and she would just be enthralled with him. She stayed calm when she had him, and he would calm her down. She started to count a little before we got rid of him. It was garbled, but it was clear what she was trying to do, and it was all thanks to Scout. She had Scout until she was almost a year old, but unfortunately she had an accident, and we couldn't wash Scout, we had to throw him out. We just bought My Pal Violet for her, for Christmas this year, she is now two, and we just know she's going to love Violet just as much as she loved Scout. I highly recommend this product. This is just an absolutely wonderful product for kids.