I bought this placemat 4 years ago and am currently using it with our second child. I find that wiping the table with a damp cloth before putting the placemat down helps it to stick. We have a high chair without a tray, so I like having the food catcher. I also really like having this when we eat out. Yes, my 13 month old can pull it off the table if I'm not watching her, but she is still at the point where she tosses all dishes on the floor, so this is a better alternative.