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116 reviews · Statistics

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Build Quality
5.0 (1)
Value for Money
5.0 (1)
Cleaning & Maintenance
5.0 (1)
Ease of Use
5.0 (1)
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116 reviews
Kts Western Australia · 16 posts

It hurt my back. I'm surprised at the reviews

Pure Cotton

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.

Rachael · 2 posts

Perfect product!!


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%!!

WonderGirl Hunter Region, NSW · 2 posts

Beautiful, light carrier

Twonicks Southwest, VIC · 2 posts

We love our Manduca

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45rpm Sydney · 9 posts

Just OK.....


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...

Tilly Sydney

This carrier is exceptional

Pure Cotton
Cagey Sydney · 3 posts

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.

Dana Perth, Western Australia · 4 posts


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Sylviat Sydney, NSW · 12 posts

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.

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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.

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Kerry m Far North Queensland, QLD · 2 posts

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

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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! :)

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Michelle Turner · 2 posts

Love it


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.

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Rach D Morayfield

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

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Rebecca D ·  · Classic

How is the Manduca in Australia's 30-40 degree Summer?

Manduca · 

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.

Ksugarpie ·  · Classic

Can this be used for child facing outwards of the body?

Manduca · 

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 ability 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

Margiemarchie · 

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 baby wearing alot...I guarantee that most mummies and daddies not recommended about facing forward baby.
These some reasons :
1. It's over stimulating for baby
2. We can't face the baby so we don't know what's going on to the baby
3. The more heavy the baby the more baby put pressure when you carry facing forward...it's not good for your back also for the baby

It's save facing forward it's just not recommended but Manduca definitely can't facing forward.
As I said manduca maybe not the prettiest baby carrier on the market but definitely the safest!!

jane ·  · Manduca

Hi. My daughter has downsyndrom and her joint is hyper mobile. Do you still recommend this carrier for my daughter?

Rose · 

I would check with a physiotherapist.


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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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