This wrap was, by far, THE best thing I purchased for the newborn days! I highly recommend it to all of my mommy friends. My son wanted to be near me 24/7, and for the times that I needed to get things done, I'd stick him in the wrap. Within 5 mins, he'd be out cold! If he wasn't ready for a nap, he was very content, just hanging out inside the wrap while I had two arms free to do things. We switched him at 7 mos. to a soft-structured carrier, but he could still very easily fit into this at 17 mos. old and 21 lbs.