It is incredibly pleasant to touch – soft and cuddly, just perfect for little babies. It felt thin in my hands and I had a good time tying it, even though it is a bit too much slippery for my taste (to be honest, I prefer grippy wraps more and more as my child gets bigger and heavier – she is so strong that when she decides that she does not longer want to be in a wrap, she can get out of any wiggle proof carry, in case of slippery wraps). I had no problems tightening it, but I cannot say if it holds in one knot – I only use the ring finish during the winter because I hate knots under my jacket. Nelumbo held in the L size ring and did not move an inch and the carry held fine with the sleeping, not-wiggling toddler. Although the wrap is not very elastic, if felt quite comfortable on my shoulders even after a longer period of time. However, it would not be my pick nr. 1 as a toddler wrap. On the other hand, I presume that the experienced skinny wrap-lovers tell each other stories and legends about Nelumbo, what a great and supportive wrap it is.