We have tried many slides, at various parks and playgrounds. Usually, Maya goes down the slide with Daddy or me. A couple of times, we've tried sending her down the slide on her own, and it has never been a success. Once she got stuck. Then, another time, she did a 180 and ended up bumping her head on the side of the slide. Lastly, she once had an incident where she actually fell forward and ended up almost doing a somersault down the slide. Therefore, we always go down with her. We found this slide at the mall this weekend, and it was perfect for Maya. The only problem is that she isn't sure how to go down on her tush. Hmmmm. We'll have to work on this.