When I bought this, I wasn't sure how I was going to put it to use but after one session, I can see how many ways I can incorporate this simple piece into my portraits. I have a round, shallow, silver bowl. I put a fluffy blanket in the bottom and then spread the mini blanket over top. The loose knit of the blanket was perfect for stretching it to tuck in the edges. The wrapped baby lay on top. It was perfect. Obviously, it can be used as a blanket over the baby.