My two oldest children both had one of these couches. My oldest kept it until well past 5 years old until the dog ripped it up. My second has had hers for almost a year we bought it somewhere around when she turned 18 months. She is practically inseparable with this couch when at home. She rarely sits on the regular couch when watching TV and chooses to sit on this instead. Since it folds open, there have been more times than I can count when she has taken a nap on this couch or even just fallen asleep for the night on it. She carries it back and forth with her from the living room to her room as well. It is very lightweight making it easy for a 1 year old to carry. Since my daughter is now 2 she likes to put it on top of the regular couch and then sit on it. It seems to be very comfortable to children. It is decently easy to take apart and to wash. Although it can be difficult getting the foam on the inside clean. I try my best to clean/ wash/ scrub it asap so the foam inside doesn't stain. It is decently sturdy as well. However, it will not put up with much rough housing. Our foam tore slightly on the inside from my kids acting crazy but I am still able to put it together and it holds up just fine.