This toy was bought for my child just prior to crawling. He loves it. Quickly he was able to put his hand on the car and crawl along with it. It is light and durable which is a perfect combination! I think it helped him to learn to crawl. He enjoys carrying it himself because it is so light. Wheels are rubber and even though the age is for 12+ I think it can be used before that age with supervision of course. This car was such a hit at playgroup that we have since bought 3 more for friends. My child and I both really like this toy!