We received the Bright Starts Baby's PlayPlace Play Mat as a baby shower gift and have used it since our daughter was just a few days old. When she was a newborn we used it mainly as a safe place to lay her down while we enjoyed a meal or folding laundry. The play mat has velcro sides that fold up so your newborn is safe, almost like a pack-n-play. When our daughter was two to three month old and started reaching for toys she loved all the different toys that dangled. We did have to purchase additional links to get some toys to hang low enough for her to reach them. Around four and five months when she started rolling around she loved the play mat even more! It was very enjoyable to watch her play with the different toys. My favorite part is the bumble bee that plays music for twenty minutes! The bumble bee even has different settings so that when she would swat at the bee it would start playing music. Now that our daughter is nine months old and pulling herself up she enjoys crawling through the mat and under the bars. She also enjoys trying to crawl over the sides of the playmat. One additional thing we love about the mat is that it is easy to fold-up and take with us on extended trips.