This mobile was for my niece's new baby. It seems durable. I did notice when putting it together that one of the pole pieces didn't have a slot in it to fasten onto the other part of the pole, but it still attached to that other piece. I hope it's not going to be a weak spot once they start using it. Also, the music box is WAY TOO LOUD. Big bummer because it's not adjustable. Since this unit doesn't come with mobile figurines, I got to personalize it by making my own. Over all, it was a cheap purchase and it should suite your needs. I'll update this once its been used for a while.