Re: newbie babywearing question
MTs are great! All the brands mentioned above are great products. I aslo agree with the pp about well made and not so well made WAHM carriers. I would be careful of ebay for carriers. If you have questions - ask the WAHM about the carriers she makes. It should be a three layer or at least two heavier weight layers for the body. The straps should be a good fabric too. Not all WAHM pad the straps - so there is another question.
FSOT is a great place to find something you might like for a little less money. Another idea is to see if there is a NINO group in your area. My group is great for trying things out before you buy.
Hope this helps...