I used this recently on a family trip to Florida. My 8 month old was struggling to understand, on land, that if she moves her legs, she can be more mobile. I put her in this in the kiddy pool at the hotel we stayed at. She could reach the bottom of the pool push herself around. Now she crawls! The product itself is easy to inflate and just as easy to deflate. It's even easy to out it back in the storage bag!