My absolute favorite baby item is my sling. I have used it for my last two children and think it was the best money I ever spent. I very rarely use a stroller. It's so much more convenient to have the baby on me. I love that I have my hands free and know the baby is secure. With all of the talk about slings being recalled, I thought twice about using my sling with this baby, but I think in the sling is one of the safest places she could be!