The main feature of The Original Plop It™ is that it stays outstretched without any attachments. When the baby is on the mat and starts moving and kicking or turning and flipping, the mat stays outstretched. You don’t need attached poles like a baby gym. You can take it in its compressed form everywhere you go. Once you see the video on how to fold the mat, it will only take you a second to fold. To set up, just unravel and plop it down on the ground. Please always have adult supervision while a child is on The Original Plop It™.