If your child has or has ever had ear infections, excess wax or tubes. This is a must have. I have had mine for years and love it. It is lightweight. Not all metal. Not scary looking and works perfectly. Small and compact and comes with all the little attachments you may need. I strongly recommend it. This is a must have for any mom or dad. My bulb has just burned out (it's been at least 3 years) and i am now in search of a new bulb.