This is a very beautiful 3 in 1 set. However, it is a heck of a lot of assembly, and a large portion of the assembly is not easy for one person to do. I would not recommend this for any expectant parent that does not have a partner or friend that can do this with them in either one or a couple of sittings. For example: the bed frame is very long. I had to get a metal chair, carefully prop up one side, hold it steady with my strong right hand, and fumble with the screw and the screw driver with my left hand - screwing it in as fast as possibly so that I don't accidentally drop the frame. It is a two person job, and if you don't have some one else - I hope you have a chair. Also, on the dresser/changing table there is a wooden back and 10 screws - you are instructed to screw this into the back. There are no screw holes! You have to hold the back against the unit its self, and FORCE the screws into the frame with no pre-drilled holes. You are just screwing them into the frame, creating your own holes, and it really throws you off at first because your'e not sure if you should do that (unless you're very handy and have experience with this). It is very tiring to do that, and if your 9 months pregnant its not fun to sit on the floor for a long period of time to do that. Putting together the frame for the changing table however was by far the most challenging and frustrating part of the entire project. You use these flattish round things called "camlocks" to secure the four LONG pieces together. Flat out - the camlocks don't hold very good, and when you have to attack the back to the changing table they are going to fall out, the pieces will come apart and 5 or 6 times, I do not exaggerate, I had to stop, use the allen key and a flat head screw driver to pry out the camlock, so I could reattach the pieces which was only possible if I repositioned the frankly useless cam lock that had failed to hold the bolt it was created to secure. when I finally got the frame screwed to the back, and the camlocks tightened it was smooth sailing. it was a lot more sturdy when placed on the dresser unit and screwed together. However, it is my personal opinion as a mother that you buy a changing pad, and always secure the baby with the strap, and this may sound like a given but do not ever leave them unattended in that flimsy thing no matter how secure it feels once attached to the base. On other changing tables it may be ok to run to the closet and get a new thing of wipes or diapers, but not on this one. pick them up and take them with (as inconvenient as that may be) or make sure you have everything before you get them on there no matter how much they are screaming, this goes especially for when they are older and their little legs have more power to kick and they have the ability to roll. I could just see one of the sides getting knocked loose and a little one falling off. Change them, and get them off of there pronto. Otherwise it is a very pretty set. -Courtney-
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