I have just bought this for my 5.5 month daughter. She has just learned to sit without help and I was finding she would slip around the bath when I hold her. I bought this as I thought it would be better than a bath seat, and I was right. It is non slip, slightly padded and the texture top is not too rough for a sensitive bum. I ignore the heat sensitive spot as I have a good idea of the temp I need, but that said, it doesn't show as 'too hot'. I would recommend this for babies as it is fun and enables little ones to sit and splash without falling over.