Great umbrella for sml children. The mechanism for opening and closing the umbrella is designed for small children and is plastic with no buttons to push. Very easy for small hands & so far has withstood the multiple uses of a three year old.
DO NOT buy....I bought 2 umbrellas for my boys one month ago and they already got busted and torn apart after only 4-5 use. Very disappointing, will try to return them and fight for my money back with Amazon.com.
Purchased this umbrella as a Christmas gift for my 4-year-old granddaughter who this year has adopted a full-on Batman persona!! She couldn't be happier, having received a number of Batman insignia gifts.
However, I have a beef with Western Chief Kids Clothing Company. I wonder why the description calls this a "Little Boy's" Batman umbrella... Either sexist labeling, or perhaps an error on their part, but I just cringe when I read gender labeling on so many items, from so many companies, that continues to direct young minds to one gender or another. I really thought, certainly hoped, that we were beyond that... Otherwise, this would have been a five-star rating.
This umbrella really surprised me with its quality. Although we have had it for only a week, the build quality suggests it will last. It is built for kids, safe, secure and sized accordingly. The materials are top notch.