Like the comparable bibs, these placemats are extremely durable and easy to clean. I keep two in my diaper bag at all times and they come out any time we are eating out. They keep my son's food off of germy tables, but then are extremely easy to wipe up so they can go right back into the diaper bag. The colors and patterns are also very vibrant and fun. The mats also hold up well when you need to stick them in the washing machine.