My husband and I loved this toy! We used it for both our children, who are 4 years old and 19 months old respectively. It is very durable and easy to adjust and put together. The toys on the exersaucer encourage different hand skills as well as entertain the baby: turning pages of a "book", spinning a wheel, and sliding toys along a rail. Additionally, it helps to develop the baby's leg strength as he/she can learn to stand semi-independently and then learn to turn in the exersaucer. We also used it when feeding our babies because both of them refused to sit in the their high chair after they figured out how to stand and move. So we would put them in the play center and feed them there. As for cleaning it, the plastic parts are easy to wipe down and clean. Unfortunately, the cloth parts must be wiped down with a towel since you cannot take them off to machine wash those items. That is definitely a big con for this play center for us. However, if you do not feed your children in it, then a simple wipe-down when they inevitably bite and suck on the toys is fine. The other negative aspect is that the play center is very bulky and takes up quite a bit of room. You cannot fold it or store it in pieces unfortunately. So bear that in mind if you are considering this item. Otherwise, our children could stay in the exersaucer from 15 to 30 minutes, which is quite a long time for babies to be entertained.