It's wonderfully helpful when I need to get out of the house for short stretches of time, such as for example to the grocery store. Taking the baby in a stroller would be too heavy and cumbersome.
Yesterday, I got out to hang the laundry and water the plants in our garden with Shira tucked inside the baby wrap. I didn't want to leave her alone in the house, even if I'm only in the back yard.
Also, the little one seemed very happy being worn. ;o) She was fussy, despite being fed and dry, but as soon as I placed her in the wrap she calmed down and fell asleep - and continued sleeping when I finished what I needed to do and put her back in her bed. I think it's the warmth and heartbeat, and being in motion, that did the trick.
The baby wrap is just a long, stretchy piece of fabric. Not long ago, a lady who contacted me by email suggested I could make something like this on my own, and I think it can be very simple for anyone who can do some basic sewing. I would consider making it, if I didn't already have one. Perhaps I will, if I need to return it.