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I have a Lillebaby All Seasons Complete and a Lenny Lamb ring sling, and have used a Beco, a Lenny Lamb carrier and a woven wrap. By far, the ring sling is the fastest to get in and out of, and the least amount of fuss overall. I use it all the time for quick carries out and about to the grocery store, etc., and it was indispensable when my son was a newborn and insisted upon being held/carried/worn 24/7. It took me maybe a couple of weeks of use to feel 100% confident with it, but it sticks with your baby a lot longer than a K’tan in addition to being dead simple and fast to use once you have it down. Once your baby gets a little bigger, you may want something that distributes weight more evenly when you’re going on long walks/hikes. The Lillebaby is versatile and I like that it’s adaptable for different types of weather, but it can be fussy moving between different carries, and it has a lot of extra parts to swap in and out depending on what you want to do with it and how big the child you’re carrying in it is. I still love mine, regardless, and the lumbar support is amazing despite its fiddliness. Even though I originally bought a Lillebaby, and I still think it’s great, I think I’m going to invest in a Lenny Lamb Baby sized carrier. It is much simpler than the Lillebaby, but it is so incredibly comfortable. It doesn’t do hip carries or outward facing carries, but I don’t use those carries on my Lillebaby that often anyway. It starts at a higher weight than the sling or the Lillebaby, around 14 lbs. or so, which is around the 5-6 month mark for lots of babies, which is when weight and comfort become bigger issues. I’ll probably just use my ring sling or Lillebaby until then, so it’s not a huge deal. If you can find a chapter of babywearinginternational.org nearby, you can find a meeting and go try on lots of carriers, before Baby even gets here. They have weighted dolls so you can actually get a feel for how a carrier fits, and what it will be like to carry a baby in it. You can even borrow a carrier for a month to test it out once your little one is born. I highly recommend that.