I've used a baby sling since Ellie was born 22 years ago. I use them until my kids are about 3, and I've even used 2 at a time when I've had 2 little ones at once, which has happened several times. Now Lexie uses a sling for Evie, and Brantley is starting to as well. Emily even carries her dollies around in a sling. I guess you could say we're a baby-wearing family!