I don't know if I could get anything done without my Sakura bloom ring sling, honestly. I use it all the time with my colicky baby. I can't imagine being able to complete a trip to the grocery store without it, especially if I'm chasing after my 2 year old. The linen is lightweight and very strong, which is a great relief for a hormonal sweaty postpartum mess of a mother. The carries are simple and take a very short amount of time to learn. I can even breastfeed in it! If you toss the tail over your breast, it's incredibly discreet. I've had elderly women walk right up to me and coo over my sweet man while I'm breastfeeding!! I love my ring sling, it's worth every penny! Ease of Use It took me a little over a week to learn to properly and comfortably carry him. A week well spent, in my opinion. It's not as easy as just snapping him into a stroller or travel system, but if you have a colicky baby who needs to be close it's perfect.