This was a baby shower gift and hands down one of the best gifts we received. Our son is now 8 months and stills plays on the activity mat. As an infant, we used the mat daily and he would spend time on his back looking up and swatting at the bird mobile, flashing lights, and hippo ball. Lots of smiles and coos came from this toy. He would also spend "tummy-time" on the mat each day learning and exploring. The elephant pill can be used as a nice prop to help support baby too. As I mentioned even now, he stills enjoys the lights, the mobile, the music, and pulling himself up to a standing position to turn music on. I have washed the mat and the toys attached and they have withstood the delicate cycle and dryer. The mat is portable (easily moves from room to room) and sturdy. This mat is a hit and will be passed down to our next child.