I was very skeptical in moving my son from his crib to a new "big boy bed". I have been very pleased with everything from the easy set up to how excited my son was to sleep in it from the very first night. Other beds I have looked at when researching pre purchase all had only one toddler railing. I believe they expect that you are going to push the bed up against the wall. The two railings on this bed is my favorite feature. I also like its compact size. It fits well in my son's smaller room and still leaves plenty of room for him to play. My older son had the cars bed that was shaped like a car. It was bulky and ate all of his blankets and pillows. This bed is easy to change the sheets and keep made. It was also very convenient that my brand new mattress that i had bought for his crib which he never used fit perfectly on this bed! I would and will highly recommend this bed to all my son's little cousins as they are making their transitions.