I used one for the first few weeks with DD, it was a lifesaver as she had colic and she loved being snuggled up to me, it felt very comforting to us both I think. However, sadly DS has not taken to it. I also don't think I used it much past 3-4 months. I ended up with an Ergo which I used from 6 months-15 months with DD, it was brilliant, again she loved it and it had more support for me so much easier to carry her for any length of time. However again, DS has not taken it at all. Might be good to see if you could try it out first. WOuld def recommend it for first few weeks/months but if you want something to use longer term something with more support for your back might be good. I just posted in the slings/carriers section for the first time the other day, you might get more folk there with advice. HTH.
I have one. It was great when DS was little - you can BF wearing it quite discreetly if that's your thing. It stopped begging useful when DS was about 10 months old and got too heavy for it to feel comfortable and secure.
It was great for the first couple of months, though there were a couple of moments when it felt like DS was going to pop out of it (probably my fault for not wearing the wrap-around bit). Because it's stretchy, though, when they start to get heavy it gets really quite baggy and they start to droop in an uncomfortable position. I switched to a wrap sling after that, but DS did live in it for the first month or two.
I have the KariMe and Close. I think the KariMe is a million times better than the Close and now never use the Close. My dd is 10 months old and she still loves the KariMe and feels secure in it wheras the Close feels like she is going to fall out and isn't as comfortable. Wrapping the KariMe is extreemly easy too but I always get in a tangle with the rings on the Close.
Yes, it was great (DS only napped in it for a couple of months) but it was too hot for summer, and DS (98th centile weight) was too heavy by 5 months. I moved onto a Solarweave Connecta which was great and much better for warm weather.
Got one for DC2 and loved it. She would sleep in it whilst out and about with DC1 and me or just whilst I was cooking the tea. Really wish I'd had one with DC1. Think they have a good resale value on ebay too.
I have one and love it. I used it with DD1 until she was one and am using it now with DS1 on a daily basis and he's ten months old. It's really simple once you get used to it and washes in machine brilliantly. I love it and would def recommend it :-)