I was premature in writing a review before the 3 year old that I bought it for used it. He did love it and did not want to get out of the tub. The next morning he wanted to get back in the bath. But the next day when they used it, it did not work. We will be taking it back to the store.
My friend's 3 year old loves basketball so we could not resist getting this. He seemed to think it was fun but I don't know if they have used it yet. His parents thought he would love it and they would now have an even harder time getting him out of the tub.
This toy is fun and engaging. The boy that I bought it for found it a lot of fun and so did his older brother who was 3. The 14 month old is not walking well enough to use it correctly, so my thoughts that it would help him progress with walking are not correct. This toy is on wheels but does not have the stability to help a child who is just learning to walk. The toy can scoop up the balls again after they are dispensed but you have to do it at the correct angle to get them to scoop up, the 14 month old just pushed them back in the hole they came out of, which works too.