It is everything that it says it is. The only thing that bugs me is that it leans forward a bit, not completely upright. It was super easy to put together. I dont know how you could not figure it out, unless you were missing a piece. I do wish you could turn off the sound, but keep it spinning. The mobile I made for it is really light (felt material) so I dont know how it would do if you had a mobile that was really heavy.