Very soft and comfortable. i have two of them so I always have a clean one in case of accident.. and they happen ! So far all stains washed out perfectly and it seems to come out just like new from the washing machine ( I use hot water, oxi clean and laudtry detergent as well as laundry softener) followed by dryer with dryer sheets. They do not shrink, easy to put on and off the changing mat. Love them !