I really wanted to try a sling this time because they are so versatile. A wonderful mom friend from church made this one for me. She sells them if anyone is interested! I went to her house with fabric and came home 3 hours later with the sling. Cool huh! Holding the baby hands free is the main benefit but you can also nurse in them discreetly. Plus, you can even hold your big kids more easily if you need too!! I mainly like it for walks and nursing but for those who have fussy babies it could end up being a lifesaver.