Oh my gosh. I can't say enough about this ring sling. It came out of the package pretty soft. I threw it in the wash and dried it. This sling was even softer and has done nothing but get smooshier as we've used it. Watermelon Jubilee is a beautiful pattern and is very sturdy. I'm 5'1" and 130 pounds and this sling fits me and my 25 pound 31" toddler very well. If you're looking for a ring sling and are on a budget, I highly recommend this one! You go Smitten!