I tried a stretchy wrap when my son was a newborn, and I never could quite figure it out. To spite my difficulties with it, I bought a Didy a few months later, and I am so glad I did. After reading many reviews online, it seemed the general consensus was that you cannot go wrong with a Didymos. I have found that to be true, in my experience. I bought a natural hemp indio, and immediately fell in love. With a good woven wrap, and like another reviewer said, Didy is the gold standard, you do not get pressure points. Your childs weight is distributed evenly across your shoulders, back and hips, and you have a much wider range of movement that you do in lesser quality wraps. The fabric is grippy and strong, so you feel secure with your baby high on your back while you bend and stretch doing household chores or shopping at the store. There is a little bit of initial sticker shock when you realize how much these wraps cost new, but if you pick out one that you like the look and feel of, it will last you through as many children and grandchildren as you want it to and then can still be passed on or resold. Didymos wraps get better with age - the more you wash them, iron them, knot them and use them they softer and easiest to put on they become.