I love the idea of baby slings. I believe they can help with the bonding process, and I like the idea of saving my shoulders and back from carrying the baby everywhere. I also like the idea of having a free hand to do other things. That said, I have not had good luck finding a sling that works for me, or my children. They are pricey, even for the most simple designs. The NoJo is the "original" baby sling, and I thought it would be worth a try since I was given it as a gift. First thing I noticed is that it is huge! I'm not small by any means, but I still had to pull this as tight as I could (the padding prevents it from tightening much more). My daughter is the size to fit in the hip hold position, but I couldn't really get her high enough. I felt like she was dangling from my hip, instead of being secure. I still had to support her almost completely with my arm. I chaecked to make sure I was using it right, and I was, but the fit just wasn't right. I am expecting a baby soon, so will see if I can make it work any better with a small baby.