Today I’m going to show you the Manduca Carrier. The Manduca Carrier is a soft-structured carrier that is suitable from about three kilos to 20-odd kilos. So, from the average bobby at birth through to the average toddler. It can be worn on your front, it has a built-in baby insert, so there’s no need to get any extra cushions or pillows to go into it, and it can also be worn on your back from when your bobby is sitting unassisted.
Transcript: Putting on the Manduca while using the infant insert.
Hi, it’s Vashti from Nest Nappies here, and today I’m going to show you the Manduca Carrier. The Manduca Carrier is a soft-structured carrier that is suitable from about three kilos to 20-odd kilos. So, from the average bobby at birth through to the average toddler. It can be worn on your front, it has a built-in baby insert, so there’s no need to get any extra cushions or pillows to go into it, and it can also be worn on your back from when your bobby is sitting unassisted.
The carrier itself is made from a beautiful cotton, canvas material. It has a nice, structured waistband, and there are webbed straps. The shoulder straps are beautifully cushioned so that it’s not gonna put any undue stress on your back, and it has been endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, so it’s not gonna put any undue stress on your back. Manduca Carrier has also been endorsed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association because you can breastfeed in it quite easily.
Today, I have baby Matisse with me, and after I show you how to pop your carrier on, I’m gonna get her dad to pass her over to me. Now baby Matisse is eight weeks old, and she’s about three and a half kilos, so she’s gonna fit in this beautifully.
Now to pop the carrier on, you’re just gonna get the waist belt, and you’re just going to pop the tag against your body. I always like to pop it around my back so I can see the buckle. You’re gonna pop the buckle through this little elastic band here, and then pop it into the actual buckle itself there. And the reason that we pop it through the elastic band is just as an extra safety precaution. The buckle itself is actually a three-point buckle as well, so you need to press on both of those and then that little button there for it to release. If for some reason the buckle does release, it’s going to … If for some reason the buckle does release, it’s going to get caught on that elastic, and bubby’s not gonna fall out. So that’s why we do that.
So just pop it in like that, and then we’re gonna turn the carrier back around to the front. Now as you can see, it’s got this extra flap here. That’s actually the baby insert, and baby Matisse, or your baby, is gonna sit in there, and then this will actually come up and clip onto the little studs that are on the carrier itself.
We always recommend when you’re first popping your baby in the carrier that you do do it assisted with somebody else around, and you do it over a bed or a couch, something soft, so if something does go wrong, bubby’s not gonna fall too far. We also recommend that you do sit down to pop bobby in the carrier, and lay the carrier on your lap so that you’ve got a nice, flat surface. So we’re gonna grab bobby Matisse … Hey gorgeous, hi. Hello. Hello Matisse. Sorry, and I’ve got a stool here, so I’m gonna sit on this stool, and I’m just going to lay the carrier on my lap there. And then I’m going to … Hi. I know. Just gonna lie … Hi. Oh, darling.
So all I’m doing is just popping that panel up in between Matisse’s legs, and then doing up the little studs. Hi. We’re then going to … Bring the panel up, and making sure Matisse’s legs are on either side. Now as you can see, the panels are a little bit too short for Matisse, so there is this zip here that we can unzip … Hi. And that’s just gonna bring the height of the panel up to provide some support for Matisse’s neck. Hi.
We’re then going to pop our arms through the straps here, and then we’re just going to tighten those straps just like that. You’ll see that the Manduca also has a strap here, that just gets done up at the back of your neck, and that will just stop your shoulder straps from falling down. There are also perfect fit adjusters at the front of the carrier so that we can just pull that down like that. And there we have it.
Now if you need to, you can actually slide your hands into the carrier just to adjust your bobby’s position, and you’ll see that ’cause Matisse is still so small, her feet are actually still sitting just inside there so that they’re actually contained within the outer panel of the carrier itself.
Now, if you need to, the Manduca also has a hood that is contained within the carrier that’s providing the neck support for really tiny bobbies, but it can be pulled out and popped up, and then clipped up to these little clips at the top here to provide some extra privacy or some sun protection if need be. Hey!
So that’s the Manduca on a little newborn bobby and how to pop it on. Thanks for visiting us at Nest, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Bye!