The Stuff4Tots Waterproof Crib Mattress Protector is soft and smooth. Soft cotton has such a great feel! I ordered the mattress protector for a family members expecting their first child. A mattress cover is crucial for any parent to have (and have multiples). A leaky bottle, leaky diaper or some spit up will quickly ruin a mattress! This is easy to wash and maintain. It is quilted to extra comfort.