i have graduated from babywearing with the buckled sling, to the cross carry, to the straight carry, which is so convenient and fast. Its easy early in the morning to just tie her up and take her to granma's house in the bus.
Similarly, an evening walk is so easy with Anjali in the sling, than with her in the stroller. she can babble all she wants, look at me, and when she is bored, chew the fringe of the duppatta.
And duppattas are smaller than the saree I used for the cross carry. So there is no reason to trail fabric all over the pavement.
The next step in the project - the rucksack. Good luck with that.