I wore my daughter a lot when she was little - mostly in a Moby Wrap. When she got too big for it, I thought that she just didn't really like it and mostly stopped wearing her.
I wanted to wear more with my second baby. Before he was born, I bought a Maya Wrap ring sling. I used the Moby and the Maya a lot for the first six months.
They were wonderful. Then I discovered the local babywearing group. (shout out to Babywearing SLC!) They opened my eyes to a whole new world of carriers. I checked out an Ergo from the lending library and wore my son to the zoo for the day. That was it. I was hooked. I am definitely a soft structured carrier kinda girl. It was just SO easy. I could even wear my daughter in it. I could even wear BOTH kids at the SAME TIME with it and my Maya wrap.
I then set out to find myself an Ergo of my very own. The problem is that I am a deal finder and didn't want to buy one at full price. So I waited and I looked and I couldn't pick one because I was so afraid that any of them that were on sale were fake Ergo's from China. I really didn't want to take the risk on something that would be potentially unsafe for my baby. All the while I was researching other brands of SSCs on the internet. I really loved the fun designs of Tula's. I also thought Kinderpack's were gorgeous. I wasn't sure what would be right for me. Then, by chance, I ran into a Kinderpack in the wild. I was at a burrito restaurant and a woman came in wearing fox and hedgehog duo with her babe on her back. I was literally staring! My husband was a little perturbed and I think he kind of tried to hide when I pulled out my phone to take a picture. Instead, I walked up to the woman and complimented her KP and we had a nice chat about them. I resolved at that moment that I WOULD HAVE A KP OF MY OWN!
I looked into the website and discovered when they stocked. I casually clicked onto the site after stocking to see what was offered and was surprised at how quickly they sold out. The next week, I convinced my coworkers to help me stalk the stocking and carted my very first KP, a standard/plus aqua and navy dots. I use it constantly! It's my go to carrier for the store, park, activities, fussy baby, sick baby, EVERYTHING!