My mother bought this for my 5-yr-old daughter for Christmas and we all love it. It took me several hours to put it together, but it was definitely worthwhile. The ladder took a little time for her to gain confidence in using, but now she loves to go up and down all the time. She also loves the versatility of being able to sleep on the top or the bottom, and the ability to feel like a big girl in the couch position. I definitely recommend buying this.