Austin had not yet figured out how to get out of his crib, but we still decided he was ready for a big boy bed. I figured since he is almost three it was kind of sad for him to be in a crib still. He took over a queen mattress we already had. Tyler is a little jealous that Austin gets a "big" bed. Austin looks so tiny sleeping in it. The first couple of days we did have some nightime visits, but he's doing great now with his "big boy room".