I have always enjoyed carrying my babies in slings. They allow you to carry your baby hands-free, keep your baby near you, and shield your baby from the cold, strangers and germs. I know there has been recent talk about how infants cannot breathe in slings, but I always could feel my babies breathing against me. They also would squirm letting me know they were just fine. I encourage moms to check the baby's position often and not add any blankets to the sling.
I recently made this sling for my friend Stephanie, who is carrying her 4-month-old in this photo. She chose this gorgeous Micheal Miller fabric for her sling.