If you're not already familiar with natural sponges, just open the package and wet the sponge. You will immediately know why it is great for bathing a baby. This natural sea sponge is so incredibly soft! It creates luxurious lather with regular baby bath or shampoo, but then makes rinsing easy because it absorbs nearly twice as much water as a standard baby washcloth. And a natural sponge is more resistant to bacteria than are synthetic sponges. As baby becomes older, the sponge will become a fascinating part of bath time that makes learning to wash fun and exciting!