Slings and other infant carriers are great. Many of my friends have baby slings. One of my friends shared this with me and I wanted to let other parents know about the Infantino baby sling recall. Three infant deaths have been reported. The two slings being recalled are the Infantino SlingRider and the Wendy Bellissimo baby sling. You can read more about the recall here and at Infantino's website.
My baby is too big for a sling now but they are very useful during those first few months. I personally never owned a sling but rather I used a Moby Wrap, BabyBjorn Synergy, and now we mainly use an Ergo Baby Sport. Next baby I will probably purchase a sling.