Before Gehrig was born, I'd never really thought about wearing my babies. I had a friend who always wore her baby, but I thought it was just her thing. When Gehrig was born, though, we didn't have a stroller, and after lugging his carseat around for a month or so, I finally got a sling.
It was convenient and easy and comfortable, but Gehrig grew so fast and we ended up getting a stroller so I didn't use it all that often after he was six months or so.
When Logan came along, however, I fell absolutely in love with my sling. I don't understand how a mother of more than one child can survive without a sling. For one thing, Logan hates his carseat. I cannot take him into stores in it unless I want to spend the whole time treating everyone else in the store to his screams. If I pop him in the sling, however, he just looks around and smiles at people until he falls asleep.
For another thing, I can't imagine trying to push a stroller and keep hold of Gehrig. He moves so fast, and, of course, he's two so I can pretty much count on his not listening when I tell him to stop. With Logan in the sling, I have two free hands so I can keep hold of Gehrig and carry something, if need be.
If I didn't wear Logan, I'm pretty sure we'd be spending most of our time at home. My sling took a bit to get used to, and I had to do some experimenting before I figured out how to wear it comfortably, but now I can slip it on and slip Logan in and out with no trouble at all. I get more comments on it than anything else, and 9 out of 10 times, people either tell me Logan looks comfortable or I look comfortable. And they're right on both counts.