My yougest son received Thomas the Tank Flip Open Sofa for his birthday two years ago. He has always loved anything that has to do with Thomas the Tank. The flip open sofa was no different. As soon as he opened it he sat down in it. When we took the sofa home he would drag it from room to room. He would sit in it to watch television, look at books and play with his toys. When it would come time for him to take his afternoon naps he would open the sofa and fall asleep laying in it. He would sometimes go to sleep at night in the sofa too. Since he loved to sleep and sit on the sofa all the time he did get it dirty several times. Since the fabric is machine washable helped out a great deal. I would take the fabric off of the sofa by unzipping it and placing it in the washing machine and then the dryer. Taking the fabric off was easy but putting it back on the sofa was really difficult at time. You had to make sure that you had the cusions in the correct spot before you started putting the fabric back on. Other than that this is an excellent addition to any Thomas the Tank collection.