Manduca Pure Cotton Baby Carrier

  • 2016

  • Product
    Housewares and Objects

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  • Wickelkinder

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Winner of the German Design Special Award 2016, Manduca Pure Cotton Baby Carrier is endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Designed to evenly distribute baby’s weight throughout the wearer’s body, Manduca Pure Cotton Baby Carrier has perfected ergonomic design to minimise strain while wearing even the heaviest baby. Baby is ergonomically positioned in the optimal “spread squat” M–position recommended by International Hip Dysplasia Institute, including when young enough to use the patented inbuilt newborn insert. Manduca is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, made in Europe, sustainably produced, awarded the prestigious GS mark and offers a three year guarantee and replaceable parts.

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  • Manduca designers Petra Schachtner and Ute Jensen live by the German credo "less but better." Manduca's appealing design belies the consideration taken to craft a supremely comfortable carrier. A key feature is the way the baby sits deeply cradled by the soft carrier, evocative of a more traditional woven wrapping method, and not seen in the exo-skeleton rigid style of other modern carriers. The pared-down piped detailing is the only adornment in a triumph of spare styling. Parents experience a technologically-advanced weightless carry while enjoying the simplicity of use and appearance of this all-in one carrier. A patented back extension zip means babies are held securely with neck support.

  • Instruction manual designers throughout the world should all take a look at the Manduca instructions. Large-format, clearly illustrated and simple to use, each chapter is headed with questions such as "Is your baby younger than 3 months?", "Can your baby support his/her head?" with front, hip or back carries to suit each answer to follow. Manduca functions so well because consideration has been taken to look at every component of design. The two-way buckles slide easily, the clips are just right, the zip slides without effort. Baby is placed quickly and easily, and ergonomically, in the carrier, and the shoulder straps can be crossed so there is no need for the wearer to fiddle with back fastenings.

  • Awarded the prestigious GS Mark, one of the leading safety marks. Manduca is tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. All the fabric components are made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. The carrier design meets the European standard for carriers EN13209-2-2005 and has been tested up to 20 kg. Manduca has added many safety features, including elastic safety straps behind every buckle and a safety catch on the buckle on the ergonomic waist belt that can only be undone using both hands - both features preventing accidental buckle openings. A fold-away sun hood and padded neck section protects the baby. Baby's hips benefit from ergonomic seating position, preventing dysplasia.

  • German designers and manufacturers pride themselves on quality and Manduca Pure Cotton Baby Carrier is no exception. Each Manduca is guaranteed for 3 years - the longest warranty period of any baby carrier. The highest quality YKK zips and Rock Lockster buckles are used in all Manduca Baby Carriers. All the webbing is of a quality that allows buckles to slide easily along the webbing, enhancing the user experience. The GS Mark proves periodic factory inspections observing the production quality, and evaluating the implementation of the quality system, the production environment, and production related testing and measurement equipment. Manduca ensures baby is always"visible and kissable" as recommended by BCIA

    Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised world-wide and ensures the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer. Manduca uses 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton in ALL its products. Manduca is packaged in a recyclable and reusable cardboard box accompanied by paper instruction booklets held together with a paper band. Manduca offers a 3 year warranty and replaceable parts. Each plastic buckle can be easily removed and replaced if inadvertently damaged in a car door etc. Manduca's make quality ensures years of use by many children.