After reading some of the other reviews for this bath sponge, I had to laugh because I realized I wasn't really using this as it was intended! Nonetheless, I figured I'd write a review of it based on how we used it. When my son was a newborn, we primarily used this bath sponge for giving him sponge baths. We had the most counter space in the kitchen, so we would put this on our island counter and give him warm sponge baths until he was a few weeks old after his remaining umbilical cord piece had fallen off. Once we started using our baby bathtub, we used this bath sponge as a place to dress/undress him, dry him off, and blow dry his hair. Since our changing table was on a different floor of the house, we used this in lieu of it since we were bathing our infant in the kitchen. That all being said, for what we used this sponge for, it worked perfectly and we used it until he was too big to fit on it anymore. Since we weren't submerging ours in the tub, we never dealt with the mildew/drying issues that other reviewers have commented on. Overall, this is one of the most have newborn items because it's so inexpensive and it's easy to find a use for it!