I have a baby that makes A LOT of mess. . .between spit up and diaper leakage, trips to the pool etc. . . car seats can be a nightmare. I thought this would be the answer to my problems. IT WASN'T. It's like putting a doily under a dumptruck. . .and it bunches up horribly and makes getting your kid into the seat even harder. I finally took it out for general use and will only use it on "special occasion" messes. I guess if your kid only leaks in one place right out the center it'd work. . .but for leaks over the top or out the side. . .or down the front. . .you still end up having to sponge off the harness and seat cover, so what's the point? I'd have only given it one star. . .except it was useful after the pool with a damp bathing suit for the 2 minute ride home.to keep the carseat from getting saturated under the butt. . .but the seat was still damp above below and on the sides. . .It's also available now for $4 less than I paid only 2 months ago. . .but Amazon refunded and made good on the price difference.