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Baby carrier – Manduca

25 Feb

I bought a Manduca baby carrier very soon after Theo was born. On the advice of my sister and a good friend (who has 3 kids) I decided to buy the Manduca carrier. It’s very similar to the Ergo baby carrier, but slightly cheaper and comes with a newborn insert – the Ergo carrier requires you to buy this separately.

We tried using the carrier several times when Theo was only a few months old, and he seemed to hate it. I was put off by it as I couldn’t handle having my screaming baby so close to me, so I decided to try again when he was older.

Now Theo is 5 1/2 months old and doesn’t like going in the bassinette of his stroller anymore. It’s way too boring for him to lie on his back and stare up at the sky when there is so much going on that he can’t see! I often had to carry him because he got so grumpy in his basinette.

So sure enough he now loves the Manduca carrier. It allows him to look around left and right and it means I have my hands free when I go out. I actually prefer it to the stroller – at least while he isn’t in a sitting position. Although he still grumbles once in a while he at least is happy most of the time!

The Manduca carrier is also great as it’s ergonomic for the baby and for the adult. I did some research and found there are quite a few carriers out there that are really not very good for baby – such as baby bjorn, where the baby literally hangs by it’s crotch rather than sit in a way that’s good for his pelvic development.

I also find it really comfortable to wear and I know that I’ll be able to use it for another year or so. At a later stage Theo will be able to go on my back, which means he’ll have loads more to look at!