I really like this carrier. I have used this carrier with both of my boys and still use it with my 15 month old. I started using this carrier when my babies were a few months old. I really like how comfortable it is for the parent and baby. My husband has even used it - awesome! Safety There are so many ways to adjust this carrier so that you, the parent, feel completely comfortable with how secure your baby is. I like that the buckles have 3 pressure points and all 3 need to be used at the same time for the buckle to release. Baby's Comfort My babys have slept while in this carrier mutliple times. It definitely makes shopping, walks and other errands easier. Parents' Comfort There are so many things about this carrier that are comfortable. Not all of the weight and pressure from baby is in one area. The weight is evenly distributed between your shoulder blade area and hip area. I also like that there is so much padding but it doesn't feel bulky. Ease of Use This carrier can sometimes be difficult to put on by yourself - especially securing the top buckle that clips in between the parents shoulder blades. Adjusting the straps can be a little tricky, but once you get them to a comfortable position they hold that spot well. This carrier can be used by slender parents as well as curvy parents. Design I like how this carrier can be front or back. I personally have never used it for carrying on my back, but having the option is a plus. There is so much padding for baby and parent. I always look forward to wearing my baby! Durability Our carrier was given to us by a friend who used it until her son out grew it. We have used this carrier with both of our boys and now my best friend is using the carrier for her newest addition. Between all of the washings and transfering from family to family, this carrier hasn't shown any signs of wear and tear yet!