As with other products made of this silicone care and maintenance are very easy. I typically wash this toy with antibacterial soap and water. You can sanitize it by boiling, bleaching, or using the sanitize cycle of the dishwasher. It's pretty tough material but teeth can leave some marks, so no biting! As with all silicone toys, keep away from silicone based lubricants which will damage your toy. This is a large and somewhat bulky toy, due to the base and balls. We keep this and other glass & silicone toys inside of an old laptop briefcase secured by the velcro strap. This actually works wonderfully because the case is soft and padded inside, hard on the outside, and we can lock it!