This is a great item to have in your diaper bag for eating out. It helps to keep my daughter entertained while waiting on food to arrive as well as make clean up quick and easy. Just fold the place mat around any spilled food and the table is clear.
I bought this mat [...]. It had no reviews at the time, but I took the plunge because it seemed to be what we were looking for. It was all that and more!!! This mat is great! It's larger than most other mats so there is more room to roll around and play, and has so many great educational components: crinkly ear on the elephant, mirror, squeaker sewn in, texture fabric square, teether, etc. Its so easy to fold up and take with you wherever you go, especially if you aren't sure of the cleanliness of some places for your baby to be on the floor. This was the best thing we bought when our first little one came along, and we're excited to get it back out for number two!