I wore my daughter regularly until she was at least 18 months old. Even then, I wore her once in awhile--especially when she was particularly cranky. It was something I absolutely cherished. I loved having her cuddled close enough to me that I could feel her breathing and kiss her downy, soft head, but also have my hands free. It was also a good way to keep her inside my personal bubble and away from germy hands dying to touch her.