I love this crib. It is appealing to the eye and the wallet. It is practical in that it does change as the stage goes along. It is also very durable. I layed on it with my daughter while it was a toddler bed to read a story every night. It held her and I and I wasn't even scared for us. It has been great with my 2nd daughter, it is back to a crib and is still quiet so that she doesn't wake as I lift the side if she's already asleep. Great Bargain.