OK... so I really wanted this product bad. I had my husband put it up as soon as we came home from the hospital. It was nice knowing she was close at all times during the night without her being in the bed with us. I didn't have to get up so much at night for feedings. I just pulled her into bed with me and when she was done I put her right back into the co-sleeper. Right now she is 9 months and playing in the converted playpen while I write this. The playpen is a bit small for her but it's OK for short periods. It would be much nicer if this was a travel type playpen or some way where we could use this while away from home. But setup takes a bit of time. So it's just used in my office. Anyway... I like this product but a bassinet would probably work just as well. With the co-sleeper attached to the bed, it makes getting in and out of the bed difficult. It's large and I had to scoot all the way to the foot to get out of bed. Which was very difficult after just having a baby. A bassinet would have been more convienent... and more cost effective.