The Assistant is designed to be used in a few different ways. The main reason I made it was to assist posing newborns when you don't have a helper. It's perfectly weighted and shaped to hold baby's legs while you work on adjusting/posing them. It's designed to hug or put slight pressure on the baby as if you were holding them with your hand. The assistant comes with a removable layer that can be washed in case of accidents.
I also realized it is perfect for bucket and bowl shots...because it is heavier, it doesn't slip down but stays perfectly in place.