The bed base can be placed at two different heights. One crib side can be removed when the child is big enough to climb into/out of the crib.
I have been pretty happy with this crib. One complaint would be that it only has two positions, really high, or basically on the floor. I kept it high until my daughter fell out of it at 10 months, then dropped it down and fell like I had to bend in half in order to pick her up out of it. My husband was able to drill new holes to create a middle position and it worked awesome. It doesn't look crazy expensive, but I think you are getting a lot for the price.
I bought this for my grand daughter's nursery. It looks great and was affordable.