When I was pregnant, I saw and fell in love with the Moby Wrap. I thought it seemed like a great baby carrying option, and I was fortunate enough to have some friends buy me one for a shower. It's a bit overpriced for what essentially amounts to several yards of hemmed jersey fabric (you could totally make your own, if you were so inclined - and didn't mind a few seams), but it really is fab. You can wrap it many different ways, and use it on your kid until s/he weighs 35 pounds.
It took me a few weeks after the baby was born to actually use mine because it's a little daunting (I found it a bit confusing to figure out the different wraps), but I'm glad I finally figured it out. W hated it the first couple of times, and did nothing but scream when I had him in it. Luckily for me, he got used to it (and now falls asleep almost every time he's in there). My kid does NOT like to be put down, which makes doing anything around the house a bit difficult. It's so great to be able to use both of my hands at the same time again without listening to screaming or forcing the baby on my husband. Plus, it keeps him really snug, almost like swaddling, which is calming for him.
The biggest downside I've found to this thing is that it sorta makes me feel like I'm pregnant again when I'm wearing it (you know, a big belly, er, baby in the way bumping into everything, having trouble picking objects up off the floor, etc.). That's not a good enough reason to stop wearing it, though. I like it too much.
There's no point to this post, really. I just wanted to share my love of the Moby, since I'm enjoying its benefits right now. And I had nothing better to write about tonight. I'll give you a pic of the baby enjoying a Moby nap to hopefully redeem my pointless ramblings a little bit.