Unsure why all the other reviews are so negative. I have bought 5 different brands of pee pads and every darn one of them have a leaky problem, and everyone of them claim to be super absorbant. These are no better but also no worse than any of the others. They would probably absorb better if you doubled them then taped in place. That being said they still make cleanup much easier. It helps that our pup is gated in an area with linoleum. I just remove them and mop up anything that has spilled over with good old fashioned bleach and dishsoap water to keep it sanitary and clean. Hopefully, I can stop using them soon when I am gone or at night. She is finally getting old enough to start transitioning to her crate and already takes naps for about an hour or so during the day and sleeps in it a few hours each night.