I gave this, along with the teething egg, to my great-grandson and he took to it like a duck takes to water. He easily grabbed it and held it, along with the teething egg, and mouthed it just as he would if he was actually cutting teeth. He is 6 months old and very close to cutting his first teeth. He found the ring very easy to hold on to and to pick up if he dropped it. I know it will get years of use as they are planning on adding to their family.