I bought this mattress pad because I have a child that wets to bed. WE had recently bought a new mattress and did not want it ruined. I was a bit worried because it was not very expensive, which mad me think the quality would not be good. But boy was I wrong. This works marvelous. It stays on the bed well and does not scoot.It protects the mattress %100 . It is quiet. My son does not want people knowing he wets to bed. His friends can come over sit on his bed and are none the wiser. I have had mine two years and it looks and works like it is brand new. It's durability cannot be beat. It washed up really nice too. I just throw it in the wash on cold water regular cycle, then into the dryer it goes. I was shocked that is could be dried. I use the low heart setting and it comes out soft as can be and not melted. It also does not have that rubbery plastic smell that I hate. I recommend this to people with children, even if they do not wet to bed, it will protect from spills and stains. Elderly people also would benefit from this product. Because it stays stationary so well, it would not present a slip hazard for the elderly . Nor would be have to know they suffered from incontinence.