I had a couple different slings for Sami but they both felt awckward so I didn't use them. I had a backpack carrier that I loved to use until she outgrew it. I had a promo code for a sling from Seven Slings so all I had to pay was shipping so I got a sling for Ali. I really like the sling and Ali does also. It is smaller than the other two slings that I had and is simple and folds up small enough to fit in the small back pocket of the diaper bag that I have. Once it starts to warm up this spring I plan to use the back pack carrier from Sami for Ali. Sami usually walks or she can hold on to us and ride piggy back if she wants to be carried.