After some of the reviews about this product, I did not put this product on my registery, but our friends gave us a crib and chose this one. I was a little worried at first, but it turned out to be beautiful. I put it together in my nineth month and I only had my son, 11 hold it a couple of times to steady the pieces while I was putting the screws in. Yes, the screws do show in some of the pieces, but it is not a big deal. It looks very large when put together. The individual pieces are not very heavy, but when put together it is sturdy. The pieces were all painted. I did see two little inperfections in the wood, nothing that stands out. If you are one of those that is looking for something from the baby boutique, then do not buy it, but if you are looking for a sturdy product, with a beautiful look and a reasonable price, then this is a great bed. The toddler bar does come with the crib.