I purchased this as soon for my nephew when he turned 5 months and it is his favourite playing spot now.
It is cleverly designed to attract his attention and keep him engaged all the time, with the bright colours and the dangling toys. He talks to them in his own mysterious language and tries to grab them. It's a great way of exercising for him and it also gives him a sense of privacy and independence, since I watch him from a bit of a distance and leave him on the mat by himself.
The fabric is soft and smooth and pleasant for him, and the mirror is a great source of amusement, apparently. It is great to see him enjoying himself so much.
It is a genuine indoor playground for this tiny treasure, and I'm happy to confirm the fact that it is indeed safe for machine washing (there was a small food incident on it and we were forced to test it out).
A great buy, a good investment for any child's development and fun!