We use this play mat ALL DAY every day since we bought it two months ago for our child. She crawls, spits up, drools on it and it is so easy to clean. At the end of the day it folds up and stores away with great ease. We have taken this mat (and its carrying case) on vacation with us, use it outside on the grass, and at the beach. It is a must-have item I am sharing with all my new-mom friends. It is light weight and has held up well. Caution if you have dogs -- we do not have a dog but our friends dog walked across the mat while on vacation and punctured a few holes in it. They aren't a huge deal but if we were around a large dog every day that would be a problem.