Developed by a babywearing instructor and mum in Germany, the Manduca Baby Carrier is supremely comfortable for both wearer and baby. The generously padded shoulder straps and wide waist belt work together to distribute baby's weight whilst baby sits in the orthopedically-recommended M position (baby's bottom is LOWER than the knees, as in a capital M).
Manduca baby carriers tick all the boxes for safe babywearing.
100% organic cotton (against baby's skin), 45% organic cotton/55% hemp outside
Designed to cater to the needs of newborns and infants from 3.5kg all the way to toddlers and preschoolers weighing up to 20kg
Ready to use in front, on the back and on the hip.
Suitable for newborns (using an integral inner seat) up to the age of 4 or 20kg
Includes an adjustable head and neck rest, upholstered buckles against skin, zippers and snap-fasteners are all nickel-free, organic is the standard - lining consist of 100% cotton, proper sitting posture in the M Position ®
THE 'M' POSITION - TRUST MOTHER NATURE TO GET IT RIGHT
With manduca® you can rest assured that your child is always safely cradled in the M-Position®. The M-Position is baby's natural seating and carrying position, and is recommended by chiropractors, paediatricians and orthopaedic specialists alike. The seating position of your baby is especially important in the first few months, as the spine and pelvis are not yet fully developed.
In the M-Position, a baby's knees are in line with their belly button and gently spread to the sides (like a frog's); but and legs are forming an M. Your baby's pelvis will slide to the front; the back will assume the age-appropriate, rounded C-shape.In the M-Position, there is no unnecessary strain and the possibility of later skeletal malformations is greatly reduced. But not only is the M-Position orthopedically correct, it's also simply comfortable.
If you've ever picked up a baby for a good cuddle, you may have noticed that most of them instinctively lift their legs and bend their backs. And yes, even we grown-ups often naturally choose this position when we're huddling up with a blanket on a lazy afternoon. A bit like children in the Manduca, really.
The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) recognises that Manduca has developed products that consider the importance of healthy hip development during infancy.
This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.
The International Hip Dysplasia Institute acknowledges specific products as "hip-healthy" to help educate the public.
Manduca baby carriers support your baby in the M-position: the orthopedically correct for healthy hip development. The spread-squat position is the position babies automatically assume when you pick them up: they automatically bend their legs up - like a small monkey - and prepare themselves instinctively to be carried.