When ods was 1 yr I purchased a Mei Tei from www.mothers-helper.ca b/c I was going camping and wanted to hike with him in a back carry. That's when it all began. Yds is only 4 months and I have already purchased 3 more carriers from the same woman as my Mei Tei.. 1 custom made Ring Sling, 1 Solar Veil Ring Sling, and my latest addition, 1 Wrap. I've gotta say I absolutely LOVE my slings and prefer them over the other 2, but both the Mei Tei and Wrap can do things the slings can't.
Going shopping at the huge mall where I live on boxing day with yds in the sling and watching all the other parents struggle through the stores and crowds with their strollers, hearing screaming babies in the strollers while mine is fast asleep or quietly watching everyone just reconfirmed how much I LOVE carriers!!!!!!