My chidren are now 4, 6 and 7. They all spent lots of time in the sling as babies and toddlers. I haven't used it for over a year as my littlest ones is now over 40 pounds.
Yesterday she was tired and miserable and on a whim I pulled out my sling and snuggled her in it. It was great! I couldn't carry her around for long like that but it sure felt nice to do it again. Then the others asked to go in. It was funny with the 7y.o. because he is only a foot shorter than I am but it wasn't so bad. My 6y.o. loved it - she snuggled right back into her old position and gave me the best hug in ages.
I stopped putting my son in the sling when he was 2 1/2. I am very small framed and couldn't take the weight. Most slings have a weight limit of 30-35 pounds, it's a guidline so that the stitching doesn't come undone from all the weight. I do occasionally put my son in one just for fun, but my body just can't take it for long!
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I used our Maya Wrap constantly until DD was about 2.5 yo and just under 30 lbs. Now, she's 3.25 months and 33 lbs, and I still put her in it sometimes. It's great for those times when she wants to be held while we're out shopping or something. I can carry her on my hip for with the sling for a whole longer than without it.