I read the reviews before I bought this product, and I decided to take my chances.. some reviews were positive some werent, and I really couldn't beat the price.. We ordered it from site to store and it took forever..Then we get it home, and my husband puts it together. It took him no time to get it together, HOWEVER; It came with 8 screws, and only 7 are in the bed because one of the holes does NOT line up. The bed is still sturdy, that is a positive. It is definitely sturdy and will withstand our 3 year old. BUT, There is no lip to the bed to hold a mattress in, so I would really encourage your children NOT to jump on the bed, because the mattress could fly out from under them VERY easily. That is the worst thing about the bed, why make one with no lip to it to hold a mattress in. Then, there are air bubbles ALL over the paint, so that looks really trashy, and then there was a HUGE chip missing out of the paint right in the middle of the one of the ends. I have attached a picture. Spend a few dollars more to get something that works well and looks better. I am so disappointed that I bought this, but my daughter loves it because its her "big girl bed" and after taking apart her toddler bed, its more work than worth it to take this bed back apart, put her old one back together, and then return it. We will fill in the chip with white paint and hope my daughter doesn't ever get hurt from the mattress sliding all over. I wish we had bought the other bed that was only $50 more.