I bought this to use as a dog bed. It is well made with safe materials for dogs or babies. The price is reasonable and cheaper than many comparable dog beds of this size. I placed a water proof wool pad (safe for babies and dogs as well) on it and made a simple cover out of an old sheet. It works so well that I bought a second one for the same purpose. I have a 95 pound Golden Retriever, and it is just the right size for her.