my baby carrier
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
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Integrated headrest
> WARNING NOTICE!
WARNING: Your balance may be
adversely affected by your movement
and that of your child.
Integrated
back extension
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WARNING: Be careful when bending
or leaning forward.
WARNING: This carrier is not suitable
for use during sporting activities.
> EU STANDARD
The manduca®baby carrier complies with the
European standard EN 13209-2:2005 and is suitable
for babies and toddlers from 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs) to max.
20 kg (44 lbs).
> CARE INSTRUCTIONS
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Use mild detergent.
Please ensure all buckles are fastened before washing!
Padded waist belt
> USE
Three-point buckle
You can receive further information about using the
manduca baby carrier from your trusted specialist
retailer. Or simply ask your midwife, carrier consultant,
physical therapist or paediatrician for their professional
advice.
Design and Distribution:
Wickelkinder GmbH
Zelterstraße 1
35043 Marburg
Germany
Tel. +49 (0)6424 928690
info@wickelkinder.de
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> GENERAL INFORMATION
> CONNECTION STRAP
The connection strap can be adjusted
up or down on the webbing of the
shoulder strap. You can also move
it to another position on the webbing of the shoulder straps. The
connection strap should be adjusted such that you can fasten it on
your own at the back of your neck at a later time.
> INFANT SEAT
The elastic straps at the bottom of
the infant seat are solely intended for
keeping the infant seat in place when
not in use!
> OXYGEN SUPPLY
Medical studies have shown that
your child is always supplied with
enough oxygen while being carried
in the manduca carrier. However,
you should take the following into consideration: please be careful
when your child is ill or, in particular, has a cold. Please take care
that your child’s mouth and nose are not covered with fabric or
clothing. The space between your child’s chin and chest should
always be two fingers wide.
1)
> OPENING THE
1)
If your child is still very young,
his/her legs will remain inside the
carrier.
As your child grows and his/her
legs get longer, you will see more
and more of his/her feet and legs
sticking out of the carrier – until
you no longer need the infant seat
because the carrier spans from one
hollow of your child’s knee to the
other. Take care that the feet never get squeezed between your
body and the waist belt.
2)
> SHOULDER STRAPS
If you want to cross the shoulder
straps of the manduca carrier, you
can fasten the straps before use.
There is a dedicated loop for this purpose located on the end of
the padding. This enables you to easily slide both shoulder straps
to the back. > Front position with crossed straps
> HEADREST
1)
BACK EXTENSION
If your child falls asleep in the carrier
while you are wearing him/her in front
and needs more support for his/her head,
then you can unzip the back extension.
2)
To create a balanced position, you can
tighten the shoulder straps by pulling on
the ends of the webbing.
> LEG POSITION
2)
If you are using the manduca carrier to
carry your child on your back, it is best
to take out the headrest before putting
on the carrier. If your child falls asleep,
you can easily reach the elastic loop
behind your back …
… and pull it forward over your shoulder
such that the hood covers your child’s
head.
Attach the loop to the hook on the
shoulder strap.
3)
> VIEWING DIRECTION
The manduca carrier has been designed
such that your child should always be
looking in your direction.
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4)
Now use your other hand to reach for
the second loop and attach this as well.
The hooks on the webbing are adjustable
so that the head of your sleeping child is
well and sturdily positioned.
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> SAFETY. Please read these instructions carefully before using the carrier for the first
> ADJUSTING TO YOUR BODY. Adjust the length of the shoulder straps
time! Check all seams, buckles and snaps on a regular basis. In the beginning, practice in
front of a mirror or get someone to assist you until you are well acquainted with how to
use the carrier.
and the waist belt to your own size before using the carrier for the first time.
The long ends of the webbing normally only have to be adjusted once in the beginning.
The loose ends of the webbings can be tucked into the designated belt loops.
The short ends of the webbings should be used for fine tuning during daily use.
> POSITION OF BUCKLES.
All buckles are padded underneath and secured
by an elastic safety loop. The short ends of the webbings should always be tightened such
that the fastened buckle is positioned on the padding and behind the elastic safety loop.
In this way, if a buckle is opened unintentionally, it will be caught in the safety loop.
> WAIST BELT BUCKLE. Always fasten the waist belt first before putting your
child into the manduca baby carrier. Never unbuckle the waist belt while your child is
in the carrier! The waist belt is secured with a special three-point buckle that only can
be opened by using two hands or three fingers at the same time. This ensures that an
unintended release is nearly impossible.
> “CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS” POSITION.
During the first weeks,
you should carry your baby high and close to your body such that you can easily kiss
his/her head. To this end, the waist belt can be worn around either your waist or
on your hips.
> SEATING POSITIONS.
For the best support of your baby, the back panel of
the manduca baby carrier should be positioned up to the neck of younger or sleeping
babies. Thanks to the useful combination of the infant seat and back extension, you have
a total of four different seating positions which are appropriate for the age, size and
needs of your child.
> THE FIRST STEPS
> Regardless of which
manduca carrier position
you wish to use, these
first five steps are the
same for all of them.
1)
First, unfasten the buckle and increase the length of the
webbing. Bring the ends of the waist belt together in front
of you such that the black webbing is on the outside.
2)
4)
Slide the waist belt around your waist to
bring the manduca carrier to the preferred
position: in front, on your back or on your
hips.
Then guide the male part of the buckle through the elastic
safety loop and fasten the buckle. The buckle has been properly
fastened when you hear a loud “clicking” sound and the clasps
on both sides have snapped into place.
5)
3)
Adjust the waist belt using the long end of the webbing to
comfortably fit your size.
Now adjust the short end of the webbing
such that the buckle is positioned behind the
safety loop and on top of the padding.
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IS YOUR CHILD OLDER THAN
THREE MONTHS?
> FRONT POSITION STANDARD
1)
2)
Let the manduca back panel
hang down in front of you,
with the shoulder straps
closed. The buckle on the
connection strap is open.
Bring your child up to your
chest and then pull up the
back panel of the manduca
carrier.
> You no longer need to
use the infant seat when
the back panel of the
manduca carrier supports
your child from one
hollow of his/her knee
to the other. Experience
has shown that this is
normally the case from
size 68 and upwards.
3)
Attention: When using this
carrying position with the
infant seat, the back extension
should be unzipped.
Slip one arm through the corresponding shoulder strap. The other hand is
safely holding your child.
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> FRONT POSITION STANDARD
4)
5)
Buckle on the connection strap
on your back to ensure that the
shoulder straps stay on your
shoulders.
Take care that your child’s bottom
is as deep into the carrier as
possible and that his/her legs are
always in the M-Position against
your body. You can ensure this by
pulling up on your child’s knees,
which then become higher than
his/her bottom.
Switch hands and slip on the other shoulder
strap.
6)
7)
The M-Position.
8)
9)
10)
Pull forward on the short
ends of the lower webbing to
tighten the shoulder straps.
Ensure that the buckle is
behind the elastic safety loop.
By leaning forward, you can
check if your child is close
enough to your body.
Your child should not fall
away from you.
If the carrier is still too
loose, you can tighten the
shoulder straps further
by pulling on the upper
webbing.
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> FRONT POSITION WITH CROSSED STRAPS
1)
2)
3)
Let the back panel of the manduca
carrier hang down in front of you, with
the shoulder straps open. Bring your
child up to your chest. If your child is
younger than three months, use the
> infant seat
Place a shoulder strap over your
shoulder – your other hand is safely
holding your child.
Switch the hand holding your child
and then reach for the buckle on
your back with your free hand.
Take the buckle in your hand and
pull it forward to the front.
4)
5)
6)
Fasten the buckle using both hands.
Pull on the webbing to
tighten the shoulder strap.
Ensure that the buckle is
behind the elastic safety loop.
7)
Switch hands. Now reach for
the other shoulder strap, pull it
forward to the front and fasten
the buckle.
Continue with
> Front position standard,
page 5, fig. 6
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IS YOUR CHILD YOUNGER THAN
THREE MONTHS?
> FRONT POSITION WITH INFANT SEAT
1)
2)
Sit down and lay out the back panel of the carrier flat over
your lap. Fold out the infant seat and extend the back panel
of the manduca carrier by unzipping the back extension.
Lay your child down on the back panel – his/her
bottom should be very close to your body – and
pull out the back panel under your child such that
the upper edge is situated on the back of your
child’s head. Position the infant seat between your
child’s legs.
3)
If your baby is still very small,
use the upper snaps.
If he/she is a bit bigger,
use the lower snaps.
ATTENTION: The infant seat
is only intended for positioning
your baby. It is not constructed
to hold your baby‘s weight. For
that reason always keep the
waistbelt closed!
Then fasten the snaps. Support your child’s head
and bring him/her close to your chest. Now stand
up carefully. Take care that the child’s feet are not
squeezed between the waist belt and your body.
Continue with
> Front position standard,
page 4, fig. 3
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CAN YOUR CHILD SUPPORT
HIS/HER OWN HEAD SAFELY?
> HIP POSITION
> Can your child safely hold up his/her own head, and do you like
to carry him/her on your hip? Then carry your child with the
manduca carrier – like this your back remains straight and you
maintain a healthy posture.
1)
2)
3)
Let the back panel of the
manduca carrier hang down in
front of you, with the shoulder
straps open.
Connect the female side buckle on the preferred
shoulder strap to the male buckle on the opposite
side. If you want to carry your child on your left hip,
connect the right shoulder strap with the left side.
Ensure that the buckle
is positioned behind
the elastic safety loop.
4)
Slide the manduca carrier to
the preferred hip, slip your
arm through the shoulder strap
and bring the shoulder strap
over your head to the opposite
shoulder. Adjust the length of
the shoulder strap to fit your
size.
5)
Hold your child and place
him/her on your free shoulder.
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> HIP POSITION
6)
7)
Lower your child down into
the carrier. Ensure that he/she is
positioned in the middle and that
there is no space between your
child’s bottom and the carrier.
Reach for the loose shoulder strap behind your
back and pull it forward to the front. Fasten the
second buckle.
8)
9)
Ensure that the buckle is
positioned behind the
elastic safety loop.
Remember to tighten the straps by pulling
on the webbing!
10)
The carrier has been correctly
positioned on your hip when you
can take your hands off your child
and remain standing straight,
without having to counterbalance
the weight of your child by
adopting a crooked posture.
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> BACK POSITION
> Does your child no longer need the infant seat and can safely hold up
his/her own head? Particularly when your child would like to see more
of his/her surroundings or if he/she is becoming heavier, it makes sense
to try out carrying him/her on your back. You can practice in advance in
front of your bed or ask another person to help you.
1)
2)
3)
Let the back panel of the
manduca carrier hang
down in front of you.
Loosen the short end of the
waist belt webbing such that
you can easily slide it around
your waist. Lengthen the
webbings on the shoulder
straps slightly.
Bring your child up to your
chest.
Pull up the back panel
of the manduca carrier.
5)
Now hold both shoulder straps
using just one hand.
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4)
Hold both shoulder straps
using both hands. Take care
that your child is positioned
in the middle of the carrier.
6)
7a)
Position your free hand between
both shoulder straps from below
and hold both shoulder straps as
closely as possible to your child.
(7a) Your other hand is now free to hold your
child. Position the elbow between you and
your child through the shoulder strap nearest
the front of your body.
(7b) Continue to hold the shoulder straps tightly
such that your child is held safely by your upper
arm.
7b)
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> BACK POSITION
8)
Now slide your child to your back, with your free
hand helping to slide the waist belt. Ensure that the
shoulder straps are held tightly.
10)
9)
Slide your child such that he/she
is positioned in the middle of your
back. Your arm holding the carrier
is now automatically aligned with
the correct shoulder strap.
Lean forward, making sure your back
remains straight. Your child is lying
on your back and you can easily slide
your free hand through the other
shoulder strap.
11)
12)
Tighten the shoulder straps.
13)
Let your child slide down deeply into
the carrier. Fasten the buckle of the
connection strap across your chest.
Attention:
Ensure that the buckles
are always behind the
elastic safety loops.
Tighten the waist belt by pulling
on the short end of the webbing.
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> BACK POSITION FOR BIGGER CHILDREN
> When your child is bigger, you can take him/her up for a piggyback
ride or let him/her climb up your back. If the back panel is no longer
long enough for your child, use the > back extension.
1)
2)
Let the back panel of the manduca
carrier hang down in the back,
with the shoulder straps closed.
Place your child piggyback and
hold him/her with your right
hand.
3)
Slide your arm through the left shoulder
strap and, at the same time, pull the
back panel up as far as possible. Your
right hand is safely holding your child.
4)
Using your left hand,
pull up the back panel
over your right hand
and your child’s back.
Now you can remove
your right hand from
your child.
Slide your right arm through the
other shoulder strap.
Continue with
> Back position, page 11, fig. 11
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