Quite a hit with my grandson. He is 15 months old now and has used this since he was a few months old. He seems to find holding on to the monkey very soothing while sucking on the pacifier. It is his favorite "anything". It has held up beautifully, even after multiple washes in the washing machine. Highly, highly recommend.
We were in the NICU for 7 weeks and the only thing that comforted our little guy was having a pacifier but it keep falling out while he sucked on it. This kept it in and now that he is bigger is easier for him to keep it in his mouth by himself.
Although I can imagine it being a bit jarring to see a small animal hanging off baby's chin, this series of animal pacifiers is quite adorable with the monkey being my favorite. It seems sturdy. In a few months I will know if the baby likes it as much as I do.