I used the New Native Baby Pouch with two of my three children and really enjoyed it during the first few months. You can carry your little one all around the house and rock them to sleep. It is perfect for shopping trips to the store, where you don't want to drag the stroller or car seat out, you just lay baby in the sling and he/she will most likely fall asleep cradled against you. After about three months or so, quite frankly, your baby gets too heavy and the sling pulls on your shoulder. You are suppose to be able to use it as your child gets older, but by that point its easier to fit them in the shopping cart. Safety As long as you can see your baby's face and their airway isn't blocked, then the sling is safe. Use common sense and don't put extra blankets around his face, because that might suffocate him. They use slings all over the world to carry little babies, generations after generations, so its safe if you use it the right way. Baby's Comfort Every single time I used the New Native sling, my baby would fall asleep. He's cuddled up to his mom and feels warm and safe. The positioning is a little tricky to learn at first, but after a few practices he's completely safe and cozy. Parents' Comfort The sling is pretty comfortable, for about an hour or so, and then you need a break for your shoulder. It does dig in, like carrying a heavy bag, on your shoulder. I like that you can sit with the baby in the sling as well, or just take it off and lay him down to sleep. Ease of Use I did have to practice using the sling a few times before I felt comfortable using it in public. It was always awkward to first get the baby in and to get the baby out. But once the baby is nestled in the right way, everything is easy. I would recommend practicing at home to ensure your baby's in the right way. Design Its the basic baby sling, but I like that its completely one piece of fabric. There are no loops or rings that you have to tie around to secure the sling. You just slip one piece over your neck, position it and slide the baby in. I always felt the sling was supportive and safe enough to hold my children in. Its suppose to also be great as a nursing shield, but I used something else for that. Durability These are made out of durable, cotton material. Its machine washable, and has lasted for two of my children. The only wear and tear is from the color slightly fading, but the stitching is very secure.