We bought this travel crib before our trip to Spain. It was really easy to put together and very stable and compact once assembled. Since then, it's passed through many houses, hotel rooms, and planes as we take it everywhere !!! I even bring it with me when we go to the beach or the park, and let by daughter sleep in there covered with a light muslin on top to provide shade. The bed comes in a bag that is the size of a carry-on more or less .It also fits on the carry-on compartment of the plane without a problem. It is very light and very easy to open and close, so I was able to carry it around right after the C-section without a problem. Although the mattress touches the floor, I didn't find it very difficult to bend and put the baby down. When we're home, I keep it in the living room or garden and let my daughter play in there with her toys - this way she can rest and fall asleep anytime. Overall, I absolutely love the product. Definitely worth the money as you can get many uses out of it, and I can see using it for quite some time.