My first carrier was a cheapy carrier that safely hold only dolls. Then I bought a Jolly Jumper sling at Sears that was way too big for me and almost gave up on babywearing. But luckily, I found a baby trekker, then a heart-to-heart sling at a consignment store and finally was able to wear DD properly. With DS1, I moved on to HaB, pair of Mamababy slings (both of these were super with a newborn!), DIY stretchy wrap, HS pouch, didymos, Sachi MT...With DS2, I've made 2 MT, one shaped similar to the Sachi, and one narrow-bodied one, both with wide straps since I'm more of a wrap person now. Now I'm fantasizing that I can make other carriers (I'm thinking of a podegi), but I'm still only a novice sewer and with 3 kids now including 3.5wk DS2, I don't know when I'll be able to go to a fabric store let alone sew!