I wanted to get my daughter a nice wooden cradle for her dolls. It perfectly fits her 18 inch American dolls, and the pillow, blanket, and mattress are perfect. It's nice and deep without being wide enough for her to think it's a good idea to get in it herself (yet, anyway.) It holds one American girl doll, and rocks nicely. I also love the bow detail on the sides. Best of all, she seems happy with it.