I'm so glad I bought this baby carrier. I've been having trouble finding one that holds a newborn. This one is great for my 10lb. baby. I like how tight the straps get to support her head. She loves facing outwards in this carrier. The fabric is soft and comfy for her. The straps are long, but that was an easy fix. Just cut it to where it's best for you and burn the end so the material doesn't fray. I use this carrier all the time now. It makes life so much easier!