We love our Mei Tai so much!! When my daughter was an infant we were given another type of carrier which I found uncomfortable to wear for any length of time, even when she was tiny, and she didn't seem very comfortable either. We didn't get this until she was eight months old and we haven't looked back since. She was already mobile and so independent but she didn't mind being in the Mei Tai from the first day and now at 26 months she still goes happily into it. And at 25 pounds I am still comfortable wearing her in it! Last fall my daughter, mother and I had to fly out of state for a family emergency without my husband to help carry things. There we were, mom baby and I in the airport with suitcases, stroller and car seat. I really don't know what we would have done without the Mei Tai. I was able to ear her all through the airport, through security and onto the plane... and have her safely contained while I got her car seat installed. This is my new favorite gift for friends who are expecting!!