This is an ideal product for my 3yr old and 1 yr old...as they each stay on their own side! I feel the covers are pretty thin and flimsy, I'd like for them to actually snap on to the unit instead of having to use the ties, but so far it's working out okay. I was very disappointed with the fact that directions say screwdriver needed only, and then finding out after a call to Little Tikes... I had to drill the long screws through the base, into each of the legs. Not thrilled with that at all.