We attended the safety seminar when I was pregnant and bought both the crib and high chair on their layaway plan. We received the crib right after she was born. I love the crib. I do not know of another crib you can open up the door and curl up with your baby in the crib. Because of the gate when my daughter was older we could just leave the side door open so she could climb in and out and she never tried to crawl out of the crib. Our experience was very good.