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
Purchased in November 2016.
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...
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.
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!
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.
I can be super mum with my Manduca.
Our manduca carrier is easy to use, comfortable to wear for me and bub, not too hot as we live in the tropics, and most importantly I feel baby is safe and secure. I was able to select a neutral colour so that my husband can use it too. Now we have 2 little girls under 2 years old our Manduca carrier is such a life saver. I am able to take our toddler to playgroup while carrying our 2 month old and feel confident. I can be super mum and play, carry and keep my girls safe comfortably.
Makes me feel confident
At the start, my baby wasn't keen on the carrier but after some adjustments and a strap to bring in the bottom area, we enjoy this time now. We do shopping into it, kanga training twice a week and other jobs. He falls to sleep in it which make me feel confident wearing him. I received this carry as a gift and am very grateful for it
Great product, adjusts well to smaller sized hips and shoulders
I was introduced to manduca at kangatraining. My little man is so comfy in it and is really well supported, I ended up buying my own!
Also having a slender waist (especially once my hips went back to normal size) and not a broad chest/shoulder region i found the maduca actually fitted me unlike others as i could adjust it smaller compared to other carriers which in turn meant it is comfortable on my shoulders and lower back.
I’ll never use another structured carrier
I am so in love with my Manduca Carrier. It literally saves my sanity some days. I wore my first son practically daily til 2 years old, even while pregnant. And now with my second son. He’s a big boy so being able to comfortably carry him is everything. Wearing my babies is such a beautiful part of my day and there’s no carrier I’d prefer to use than my Manduca.
wow.. just tried the manduca- amazing! I want to trade in my current carrier for one!
I tried the manduca for a kangatraining session. I have a carrier I use regularly and thought was great but after using the manduca I would love to convert! So comfortable, didn't even feel like I had bub on or that had to provide extra support for her, I could exercise and move around and she felt super secure! she even fell asleep in it- this never happens! It was easy to put on, the fabric was soft and lightweight. would definitely reccommend the manduca carrier.
Can't Live Without It!
I purchased our Manduca carrier when my firstborn was 3 months old, and he practically lived in it from then on! Now that he has outgrown it (he is nearly 3 yr old now), my 4.5 month old daughter is enjoying it, too. It has literally been across the globe with us, absolutely essential for travelling and giving that sense of security and closeness in new places while allowing my hands to be free to deal with luggage. I haven't found a more comfortable carrier to hike with, one of our very favourite things to do with our Manduca. And we use it da...ily for walks, chores around the house, shopping, etc. I always find myself comparing every other baby carrier to the Manduca, but nothing has ever topped it. Would highly recommend as an essential piece of babywearing equipment.
Best Carrier by Far!
I purchased the Manduca a few months ago, and it has been excellent. I was fortunate to be given 3 different carriers to try for my son, but the Manduca has them all beat.
It is adjustable, lightweight and sits so comfortably on both me and my husband. We took our son to a 3 day convention a month ago, and he slept happily in the Manduca through board games, expo halls, panels and dinners out.
When I need to get things done around the house - he goes into the Manduca. When I want to walk the dogs - he goes into the Manduca. When he needs se...
Quick easy and very comfortable!
I have tried almost every carrier on the market - and the Manduca is one of my farorites.
They are so easy to use. Very adjustable for all body types and can be used from newborns through to toddlers.
The carriers also hold up to everyday use and regular washing.
So many of my clients are amazed about how comfortable, supportive and easy to use they are. I won’t be changing any time soon.
Manduca is my go to carrier!
I have used my Manduca from 4 months with our first and still asks to go ‘up’ in it at 3.5yrs with the x-tend added to provide wider leg support. Very occasionally but she says it’s comfy whilst others she refuses to go in anymore. I have used it again with our 2nd from 2 weeks old and was impressed how well it suited the newborn size and stage for support. We used it with the size-it to have legs out as recommended and the eliptical zip-in yo optimise support and now can confidently recommend it from absolute newborn through until little legs don’t tire as much.
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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 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
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!!
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