the carrier itself is great, and fairly easy to put babe in on your own.. however the only downfall was the website listing a colour available that actually wasnt..
The Manduca is so well designed! No bulky hot in Summer infant insert like other carriers, you can cross the straps at the back and great accessories like the Size It, Zip In and Extend. It's my top recommended buckle carrier for new parents.
Not feeling confident to take out my newborn in summer in a carrier, I left placing him in my Manduca until he was 3 months. I think this is too late to start carrying baby facing inwards as they are already inquisitive and want to look around. They need to get used to this position from early on. However, there is a sidewards position on the hip with this carrier too and that does the job well for us. Great fabric. Sturdy ams easy to wash.
I love love love my Manduca. I tried a baby bjorn and a ring sling before finding my perfect fit with a Manduca. Bub loves it too! I love how I can unzip it when he falls asleep to support his neck and head!
I seriously do not know how I would parent two children without a comfortable carrier. Our Manduca has seen us through both babies, well into toddlerhood. Hands free, close, comfortable. Makes parenting easier.