My mother purchased this sandbox for my 17-month-old daughter and had it shipped to us. It arrived in two days, and we went out that afternoon and picked up 5 bags of sand for it (which we only put 4 in initially since we expect some will end up outside of the turtle). Our little ham LOVES it. Yes, as others have mentioned, the lid is pretty thin, but I find that it makes it much easier for her to lift and remove it on her own when she wants to play in the sand while we're out doing yard work, and we've had no issues with the strong coastal winds of Oregon blowing it off so far. The little turtle feet are the perfect spot for Baby's precious bum to rest upon while she shovels sand over her feet (and into her mouth). My sister also has one of these pups and her kiddo loves it just as much as mine. Will make a great gift in the future.