I definitely think that this carrier is easy to use. As we were walking around “Babies R Us” this weekend (with my husband carrying our daughter in it), a woman saw us, turned to her husband and said “I want that.” So, clearly both my husband and the baby looked comfortable! The colored tabs are especially helpful, as with my daughter squirming around I have to find the right buckles quickly. I like the velcro on the front part as well, it was fast to get the buckle that goes through the front on. Our daughter seems to really like it as well!