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Manduca Blue

By Manduca

Please note: it will not arrive on this date

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The Manduca is a great looking 'mainstream' carrier that still enables you to hold your baby or toddler in the optimal position. The Manduca was designed in Germany, and is made from eco friendly hemp on the outside, and organic cotton on the inside against baby's skin. It's a sturdy, good quality carrier - every stitch, zip, buckle and clip is safe, strong and sturdy.


It's flexible, with two height settings that can be changed with a simple zip. Great for growing babies, two different children or kids who prefer their arms out. The straps can be worn backpack style or crossed and go down to really small, so is great for smaller parents as well as all other sizes of people.


It is very adjustable which is great but some people can find the adjustments take a little time to get the hang of. Once set up for you and your child, there is very little that needs to be changed when you put the carrier on each time.


You can rent this Manduca, or check out our other Manducas available for hire.



Ideal for: younger babies, older babies, toddlers
Suitable for: suits all sizes of people, particularly good for smaller parents as shoulder straps go very small
Carries: ideal for front carries and back carries, also possibly hip carries
Material: cotton
Special features: two height settings, crossable shoulder straps

Body panel: lightly padded body
Width of main panel: approx. 36 cm / 14 inches
Length of main panel: approx. two settings: smaller setting 41 cm / 13 inches, longer setting 46 cm / 16 inches

Waist: gently contouring waist belt, medium wide with light padding
Minimum waist setting: approx. 67 cm / 26 inches
Maximum waist setting: approx. 138 cm / 54 inches

Shoulder straps: can be worn back pack style or crossed
Minimum shoulder strap setting: approx. 46 cm / 18 inches
Maximum shoulder strap setting: approx. 120 cm / 47 inches

Hood: hood can be stored in pocket on body when not in use
Chest strap: integrated and adjustable height
Reversible: no

Manufacturer's weight guidelines: 7lb - 35lb
Cost new: approx.£100
Deposit:£40 (waived if you are a member)



Manducas have all of the following features: crossable shoulder straps, internal infant insert, extendable back panel, perfect fit adjusters, dual adjustable buckles on shoulder straps and safety buckle on waist buckle. Find out more about buckle carrier features in our handy guide.


Find out all about Manduca.






Always check the manufacturerƒ??s instructions, but in general, 100% cotton baby carriers can be washed at temperatures up to 60 degrees centigrade on the delicate cycle. It is best to use a liquid detergent that is free of optical brighteners, bleach or softening agents.

It should be noted that frequent washing is likely to fade the carrier, and so affect its resale value, so we ask that you do not wash our rental slings unless needed.



Manduca themselves recommend their carrier is suitable from newborn until age 4. I have found it is usually most comfortable from around 3 months until around 18 months. This is very dependent on you and your child's size and shape.




You can use a Manduca to carry your baby on your front with baby facing in, on your hip or on your back.

You cannot use it to carry baby on your front with baby facing out.



We want you to be able to get the most out of your sling hire, so we offer a large range of accessories available for you to add on to your sling hire. Only accessories appropriate to the sling or carrier you are hiring will be offered.

Check out our guide to available accessory add on options for more information on the choices offered above.

Rental Period


When you are renting a sling for the first time you will get 2 days added on to the end of your rental period to allow for posting so that you hopefully get the full amount of time requested, actually with the sling.

So, if you choose a 2 week rental starting on the 1st of the month, your hire end date will be the 16th (14 days plus 2 days extra)

The sling will be posted to you on the 1st, hopefully arrive (dependent on Royal Mail) the 2nd and you will need to post it on or before the 15th to ensure it arrives with us by the 16th.

If you are extending your hire then no extra days are added, so a 2 week extension means that the sling will be due back 14 days later than originally agreed.

How to Rent


These are the steps needed to rent this carrier:

1) Select a type of hire -you can choose from postal hire and extension of existing hire. Only use extension of existing hire if you currently have the sling in your possession.

2) Select a rental period - 2, 3 or 4 weeks. If you are extending your rental, you can choose from 1 day, 2 days or 1 week rental periods too.

3) Pick a date to start your rental, this is the date the sling is posted to you for a new rental or the first available date if you are extending your rental. Dates is dark blue are available to be selected, dates in light blue are not able to be selected. This may be because we don't post out slings on that day, the sling is already reserved for someone else on that date or the rental period you have selected is too long for you to start a rental that day and return it before it is reserved for somebody else.

4) Choose your rental options using the drop down boxes. The mandatory boxes are starred and you must answer these questions Find out more information about the available accessory add ons. Only accessories that are compatible with the sling you are looking at will be shown here.

5) Click 'add to shopping basket' button.

This rental will now be added to your shopping basket. You may go on to rent or purchase anything else on our site or checkout. If you wish to hire more than one sling, you are very welcome to. All rentals starting on the same date will be posted together and will be covered by a single fee for postage. If you select several slings to be posted out on different dates we will contact you to ask for the additional postage to cover the additional parcels.

When you check out, you will need to give us your contact details, just fill in all of the boxes. You will need to pay the rental fee and postage at checkout.

You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.

Deposits are wavered for members.



Rental slings are sent out on the first day of your hire via Royal Mail 1st class recorded post, unless another service is selected. Costs for postage will be added when you check out.



You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. We prefer PayPal for deposits but also accept direct bank transfer. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.

Deposits are waivered for members.



Membership of It's a Sling Thing postal loan service gives you access to a range of benefits and discounts across all of our services. The funds raised from membership are used to increase the sling library stock so that we are better able to help people in the future.

- No deposits when you borrow from the library

-£3 off every time you rent something from the library

- 10% off all new slings and babywearing accessories

- 10% off all workshops

- 10% off all sling clinic appointments (in person and by Skype)


Membership of it's a Sling Thing costs a one off fee of£25 and lasts for a lifetime. Become a member today.

How to Buy


We do not sell Manduca yet but can offer you discount codes from other retailers that do when you rent from us.



Babywearing has been practiced throughout the world for centuries and is extremely safe when done correctly.

Your child's safety is your responsibility. Please check yourself and your baby against the TICKS rules for safe babywearing every time you carry your baby, no matter what you carry them in.

TICKS Babywearing Safety Checklist

You must always read all safety, use and care instructions prior to using this (or any) sling or carrier. Slings and carriers must only be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.



Manduca carrier instructions.



Please check out our articles which answer many of our frequently asked questions. Or check the red help box in the bottom right hand corner of every page of our website. If your question is not answered there, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.


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