I comfortably carried Lola in the sling until she was almost a year old. There is no way that Quinn is going to make it through the spring in that sling. It was clear that I was going to have to get a new carrier, something that does a better job of supporting both of us. After chatting with lots of moms with big babies we decided on this one. He seems to like it; I think that I will always miss the sling, but my back is liking this one better already.