It hurt my back. I'm surprised at the reviews
It hurt my back so I've gone with a different brand now. Also not that easy to put on. It wasn't as bad for my husband who has wide shoulders.
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I used my manduca for both children. I found it comfortable, easy to put on and both bubs enjoyed being in it. It was easy to use right up to the age of 3 for my daughter and my son, being second born and both kids only 18 months apart, was in it a lot in his early months as I took his sister out and about, he loved nappping in it. Can recommend this product 100%!!
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Beautiful, light carrier
This carrier is so easy to use, lightweight so baby doesn't sweat from body heat, and is designed with simplicity, but effectiveness in mind. Overall, one of my favourite carriers
Purchased in at Frangipani Baby for $100.
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We love our Manduca
We love our Manduca, it's comfy for me and my bubs. I agree the shoulder straps are wide but I cross mine over and they ate perfect it's actually way more comfortable too. I also have very small babies and had no issues we used the size it for my first with my second bub I couldnt find it so just used a ribbon which worked great.
It can be a bit more fiddley than other carriers to put on but I wouldn't say it's difficult at all. The most important thing for me was that bubs hips were in a healthy position and we are both comfortable. I always recommend this carrier as I love it so much
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Good points - waist harness, integrated hood, can use almost from new born
maybe ok - straps seem to be suited to people with broader shoulders, it doesn't work well on me and tends to draw my shoulders forward.
Fabric - good thick cotton / hemp mix but when baby has a loo accident it takes forever to dry after washing...
This carrier is exceptional
Manduca ticked all the right boxes for me when I was researching carriers. We purchased it before our son arrived because we wanted to be prepared which in hindsight was a risk for various reasons. However bothbaby and I could not be happier with our purchase. It's certified organic so you know there's no nasties for baby, or if you like me suffer from uber sensitive skin, and it's extremely comfortable for both parties as well as supportive. The other thing that I wanted in a carrier was to be able to use from birth without an extra add on bec...ause really setting up for a baby is hard and expensive enough without "extras" that your ultimately only going to use for a few months. Another added bonus is the extension zip at the front which grows with baby.
Just love it
We tried on all the other carriers. I mean, all of them. We spent nearly 2 hours at the shop trying different carriers and ended up with this one. Most carriers have basically the same features, but somehow this one work will for us. The first test was putting baby in them and if baby did not cried that was the start, then we narrow it down to how it felt when walking around. Then, of course how easy it was to put on. We love it, but I can see that the other carrier works better for other people. I suggest try it out and see how you go.
I really wanted to love this carrier. We bought it after reading all the amazing reviews and now I’m really disappointed. My first son hated being in it but we just thought it was his temperament and he didn’t like being carried. With my second born, it was ok when he was in a cradle position in with his feet tucked in. But now that he is 4 months he just screams after being in it for 10 minutes. Very time I take him out his legs and neck have these horrible red rubbing spots. But the most concerning is that his legs are way too far spread in i...t and I suspect his heaps get sore. I can just see how his legs take a while to readjust when i lay him down from being in the carrier. Maybe when he is older it will fit better but at this stage I am worried his heaps might get dislocated if I keep using it. Again I watched all their videos on how to use it and tried many times but I get the same results. I can also see that some other mums here have had the same experience with the legs being too far spread.
My most used baby items
Has been using it for 19 months, since my baby was born till now. I like that i do not need to buy any additional insert for newborn. Because there is an extra piece of cloth that you just need to button it to elevate your baby. And as my baby grows, he is also able to put his hands above and not being restricted to just the side. Also i like it that i can continue to use it till he is now a toddler. I was wearing him everyday whenever im out and I would say that this gives a very good support. I have only been wearing him on the front from birth till now.
One of our best baby buys!
We bought our Manduca for our first born and haven't looked back since. The carrier is so simple to use (even Dad can put it on by himself!) and adjusting the sizes between 2 different people is quick and easy.
We can put our little one in comfortably and carry her for fairly long periods without too much effort or strain on our part and knowing that her hips and back are well supported and resting in a natural position. It is the perfect carrier to wear for light exercise such as our weekly Kangatraining class.
We rarely leave the house without our Manduca carrier and couldn't recommend it more highly!
Perfect fanily carrier
This carrier has been amazing for our family. We were given it as a gift for our first baby 3 years ago and is just so easy to use. We are now using it with our second child which it is a shopping life saver. Best baby shower present to recieve.
Essential baby item
Love this product so much,. With a large, heavy baby, i wore him everywhere. He hated lying in trolleys so wearing him was the only and best way to get it done.
Quick, easy and comfortable to wear without getting a sore back. Best money I ever spent and can't wait to use with second bub
Super comfy carrier you can rely on!
I used to use Ergo 360 but after getting Manduca my Ergo went aside. I find Manduca super comfortable, my bub is nicely snuggled in and super happy. Love the safety features this carrier has ! If you can't decide which carrier is the right one, go for Manduca! :)
I purchased my carrier for Kanga Training and didn't know much about carriers initially. I'm so glad I was recommended the Manduca for my daughter. She sleeps well in it during classes and it is very comfortable to wear. I would recommend Manduca carriers for Kanga Training and everyday wear.
My biggest parenting tool yet
I wouldn’t have got through the first year without this carrier. It has made life 100 times easier from my first to now my second baby. It’s such an easy carrier to put on and take off and isn’t a problem for my husband to master either!! I have now had my manduca for 2.5 years and it has seen both my toddler and 7 month old through some of the more challenging parts of parenthood.
Questions & Answers
How is the Manduca in Australia's 30-40 degree Summer?
Sorry we took so long to answer your question Rebecca. The feedback we get indicates that Manduca works well in warm climates - obviously wearing any baby carrier will be a little warmer than normal, ...but Manduca is made from natural fibres (organic cotton and hemp) that are breathable and naturally promote moisture wicking. It has a hood/sunshade that will help shade your baby too - and a large hat for you also helps. Some other commonsense ideas are to dress lightly, keep baby and yourself well hydrated and to consider cooling pads that are available for babywearing from a number of sources.
Can this be used for child facing outwards of the body?
Thank you for the question. Manduca isn't designed to be able to face children forward. We believe that a baby learns most from watching their parent at very close range, and this improves their abili...ty to read and sense emotions, and helps develop language skills. If you're interested in these thoughts, you could read our blog article here: http://www.manduca.com.au/#/babys-bq/4590158633
As Manduca official already answered...it's can't be used for facing forward baby.
If you are in Sydney...and you have Facebook account...feel free to join baby wearing group....we all talking about ...
Get an answer from our members and Manduca representatives
Manduca has two offerings for parents and carers when it comes to baby carriers, the Manduca Pure Cotton soft structured carrier, and the Manduca Sling Wrap.
Manduca Pure Cotton:
- Crafted from 100% organic cotton, which makes this baby carrier lightweight and breathable than other soft structured baby carriers
- Accommodates a baby being carried on a parent or carer’s front, back or side, allowing them to choose which position is most comfortable
- Built-in newborn insert is suitable to be used from birth, and is endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Generously padded shoulder straps mean that the carrier doesn’t dig uncomfortably into skin
- Orthopedically friendly design, so babies are optimally positioned and the lower half of their body makes an ‘M’ shape
- Requires two hands to unclasp the clips around the wearer’s hips, provided an extra safety measure to keep bub secure
Manduca Sling Wrap:
- Made from soft, comfortable organic cotton, the Manduca Sling is a great option if you like what the Manduca Pure Cotton offers, but would prefer an ultra-lightweight baby carrier that allows for more flexibility in movement.
- The stretchable elastic material ensures that baby remains comfortable, while staying supported.
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