We were looking for a not-too-bulky learning tower for my 15 month old, and this did not disappoint! We have a small U shaped kitchen, and this fits perfect. He's able to climb up and down it pretty easily. It is very sturdy, even when he likes to lunge side to side, or try to reach over the side. I was also easy to put together. The only small things I would change: The side cutouts: make the bottom cut diagonal or the sides solid because my son likes to climb on it . I think we are going to put a cover over the cutouts it. The back bar: Its easily removable, and my son likes to pull it up, making it so he almost fell out the back. We solved this by putting a screw through the side so its fixed. Although it would be nice in the future to remove this bar, having the option with pre-drilled holes and extra screws would be nice. Besides that, we are happy we purchased this! I will add pictures when I get them.