Very soft and worked well for my little baby. Now that he's a little older and having huge blowouts I cannot get this clean. I wipe it down with a clorax wipe, I scrub with oxi clean.. and still can't get poop out of quilted areas. I've worked in day care for several years before and used to cleaning big poops. It shouldn't be this difficult to clean up afterwards. Disappointed because other than the pad being little longer than I wanted I like it. Buying something else that will actually clean. DON'T BUY! UNLESS YOU WANT TO CONSTANTLY SCRUB POOP!