Lets talk about Manduca baby carrier

 

My personal review

I have bought my first Manduca baby carrier in April 2011 it was Manduca Standard Edition Petrol.

Yes that was a long time a go. I was a younger to ;).

And the seconde one I have bought in May 2015 and it was Manduca Limited Edition Skyline Plum.

This is my 4 months old son sleeping in his Manduca carrier Standard Edition Petrol.
This is my 4 months old son sleeping firmly in his Manduca carrier Standard Edition Petrol while music is playing in background.

What can I say I love soft structred carriers and I love babywearing. We also have one no name carrier, one Babymoov carrier and one Lillebaby CarryOn toddler carrier.


But today we are talking, excuse me, reviewing Manduca baby carrier.

 

So why Manduca?

First it is Germany made carrier. And you all know Germans, it must be perfect made. And it is believe me.

In Manduca carrier the baby’s hips and pelvis are in an optimal “M” position whereby their legs are drawn up and spread more than 90 degrees and their bottom is lower,  which is good for healthy development of the hip socket. And baby’s spine is held in the “C” curve which is good as it doesn’t hold them in a more upright position which could lead to spinal problems like spondylolisthesis.

 

 

Insert for newborns

Most imoprtant thing is that Manduca baby carrier has bulit in insert for newborns. That is a BIG plus! when it comes to carriers. You don't need to purchase it separatly and it does not cost you extra money. And you can just fold it and tuck it in when you don't needed any more.

My oldest child, son, tried his first Manduca baby carrier when he was 4.5 months old and he was carried until he was almost 3 years old. My youngest child, daughter, has tried Manduca baby carrier for the first time when she was 10 days old. And since then she is carried all the time in carriers.

This is my 6 months old daughter with hers Manduca Limited Edition Skyline Plum.

 

 

 Material

Second imoprtant thing is that Manduca Standard Edition carrier is made of 100% organic cotton the inner material and outer material is 45% hemp, 55% organic cotton. And in Limited Edition designes all inner and outer material is 100% organic cotton.

This is important beacause babies can get irritations on the skin if the inner material is syntetic or not pure cotton.

 

 

Zipper on back panel

Third important thing is that Manduca has zipper on back panel and that zipper allows you to extend back panel. Yes extend! So that carrier is growing with your little one. This is also great feature when you carrying newborn in infant bult-in insert this extend allows you to support his head along with straps that you can regulate whatever you want or need.

Back panel width is 35 cm (13.77 inches). Back panel height, when is not extended, is 35 cm (13.77 inches). And when is extended back panel height is 42 cm (16.53 inches).

Which make huge difference especially when your little one is going to start to back lean, and it will, for fun or because is angry. Ben there done that, twice!

             In the summer of  '11 !

 

 

 Main buckle and safety

And fourth imoprtant thing is that Manduca has 3-point buckle system on waist band. 3-point buckle system is far more secure then common buckle that is used on lets say Ergobaby, Tula and Boba (just to name a few).

Also there are extra buckels on the side so that means you can criss-cross your straps on your back when you carry your little one on front. This is great feature if you are smaller-framed or pettite women and you have problem with carriers that are too wide across the back of the shoulders.

 

 

Manduca and babies weight

Manduca carrier can be used from newborn ( 3.5 kg / 7lb 7oz) to around 4 years (20kg/44lb). And with three carrying positions: front, hip and back.
Back carrying position is suitable from 8kg (17 lb).

 

 

 Shoulder straps and waist belt

Shoulder straps on Manduca are padded very good. Shoulder straps are 6 cm ( 2.36 inches) wide and thick around 3 cm ( 1.18 inches). You can also adjust sholder straps from 50 cm (19.68 inches) to 124 cm (48.81 inches).

Waist belt is strong, comfortable and padded all the way around. Which is very imoprtant, believe me. I have tried different carriers and Manduca always swimms up at the top.

You can be sure that the waist band will not fold over when your little one starts to get heavier ( like in my Babymoov carrier and in my no name soft structured carrier).

Waist belt can be adjusted from 72 cm ( 28.34 inches) to a big 140 cm (55.11 inches).

My daughter in winter style wearing 2015/16 bundeled up in Manduca baby carrier and my winter jacket.

The hood

The hood in Manduca baby carrier is hidden in back panel and it is very easy to take it. You need to open two velcros and the hood is out. The hood is very usefull when your little one falls asleep. And they will fall asleep because babies love continuous rhythmic movement and the closeness.

Both of my kids loved to sleep in Manduca baby carrier. O and nursing we can't forget that. Manduca baby carrier is so easy to adjust for breastfeeding your little one in it. It is amazing, just pull few straps and voilà you are ready to nurse while you are in move.

 

 

 Manduca's weight

Manduca baby carrier only weighs 600 gr.

Which is important because you already have to carry your little ones weight.

 

 

Pockets on Manduca

Saddly I need to say that Manduca baby carrier has one minus and that is there is no pocket on carrier. In older versions like in my Manduca Petrol there is pocket on back panel but it is useless. You can't put anything in it when the baby is in carrier. And if you do put something like keys then it is going to poke baby in the back.
And in new Standard Edition and Limited Edition deisgnes there are no pocket at all.

BUT! there is clever solution from Manduca, you can buy Manduca belt pouch it is very elegant and pretty good looking accessoire. You can put it on Manduca carrier waist belt or you can carrie it as shoulder bag. It is made of 55 % hemp and 45 % organic cotton.

I do carry a belt pouch on my all carriers. It is very convenient especially when you have few stuff to wear like keys, phone, wallet, pen, extra coins etc... And also I put on my waist belt watter pouch so I can carry bottle of water. It is so practical.

 

 

 Maintenance

Manduca baby carrier is very easy to maintain. You can wash them in washing machine.

I know I have done that so many times and still they are like new.

 

 

 Manduca manufacturer

Manduca is a Trademark of Wickelkinder GmbH in Germany.

Manduca Limited Edition is made in European Union, Czech Republic to be exact. And Limited Editions are priceier then Standard Edition.
Standard Editions are made in China. But all designes Standard Manduca  and Limited Edition are designed in Germany.

 

 

 Few of my words

I can only say we love our Manduca's and we can't live without them. Manduca baby carriers are really great with their features.

I can't say how many times Manduca baby carrier have saved me from colic crying baby. It was like magic every time I put my babies in carrier they would settle down immediately and nursing sweetly.

And for putting them to sleep it was enough just to put them in carrier, pop up the boobie for nursing and put some musice on and BAM! they were sleeping.

I don't need to tell you how much is easier to do house chores when you have both hands free.

And the countless hours we spend in walks and in shopping with our Manduca. This carrier is irreplaceable.

Also I never had the problem with shoulder straps while I was carrying my little ones when they were heavier. Like my son when he was almost 3 years old and 17 kg (37.47 lb) heavy. What I mean is that shoulder straps have never scratched me and never cut into my skin.

Once you tried Manduca your are going to love them forever.

 

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Happy  babywearing!

Layla 🙂


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