This bed is great. The color is awesome and my 3 year old son loves it. He actually stays in his room all night now instead of coming in to our bed. Of course, there are nights my husband or I end up in bed with him, but even I can get a good nights sleep in this bed and feel rested in the morning. It is big, as others have said, and it does have a little space between the matress and sides of the bed, but I knew that before I purchased this, so I am not taking off stars for that. Also, it is a little expensive, but I still think it is well worth the money. I would buy it again without a single thought.