I finally got a crib for my 5 month old, and I'm so pleased with my purchase. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on the crib, because although I plan to use it for future babies, I know that with such a tall baby he will probably outgrow this even as a day bed before he's 2 years old.
First, shipping was super fast. I received the crib the next business day after I ordered it (ordered Friday, received it Monday), and this was after selecting two-day free shipping with Amazon Mom.
Second, it was very easy to open the packaging and remove the parts. I don't mean that the box was busted open, just that it wasn't like a puzzle to remove the parts and organize them for assembly. That said, assembly was extremely simple. I have put together many other pieces of furniture before, and this was very simple to figure out. It would have definitely been easier with a second set of hands to hold the spring portion up while I put the screws in, but it is not impossible to...