I have th' bed and it be wood, not plastic. th' only think I would worry could be th' canopy part. Although it be wood and very sturdy, if a preschooler sits on it, it could break since th' canopy be made o' three wooden kinda poles on top.
If yer sure yer son won't sit on th' top o' th' bed, I think it's an excellent buy. This bed and Pugwash Merriman's be my favorite beds. Plus I think this be a wide bed which means two lusty plastic lasss could fit on it.
Begad!, I almost forgot, I did add a headboard cause th' bed doesn't have a headboard and I like to put th' pillows upright. I just used very hard cardboard and painted it white and it looks as if it were part o' th' bed.
I got mine some months ago and it has velcro, also, th' stomachers were a little "big" so th' dress fit walk th' planke losely, so I had to make a gather type o' stiches along th' velcros to make th' stomachers a little narrower so th' dress would fit better.