as our boy gets bigger and bigger, we decided it was time to get rid of his crib and finally get him a bed. we ordered him one and when it arrived we tore it open and strapped on our tool belts! i had my little helper right there to help me put it together- he sure felt like a big boy using daddy's tools and everything! once we got it all put together and set up he hopped in and loved it. its so much smaller than his old crib and gives him the chance to feel like a big boy with his big boy bed!