The Baby Bump has nothing to do with you becoming a parent! It?s all about you being able to bump out the clay when working in a hollow form or cylinder. Smaller than The Bump, The Baby Bump is designed to extend the potter?s or sculptor?s reach up to 13 inches and give you the leverage you need to move clay where your hand can?t. The aluminum rod is stiff but can be altered to suit your individual need for throwing or hand building clay. We ship it to you straight, you customize it. The sponge end is a dense absorbable material with a hard center.