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Q: Why do I need three-point buckle on the waist belt? It makes the opening of the carrier more difficult.
A: We are aware that the three-point buckle fastening is a bit more complicated to release than a standard one. However, we felt that the main priority was to ensure that the fastening can’t be opened by accident, for example by means of a parent’s trouser button pressing on the release mechanism or a jealous sibling pulling on the waist belt.
With a bit of experience and practice you will quickly learn how to open the buckle fastening with three fingers of one hand.
A practical alternative is to leave the manduca® on and let the main panel hang down in front of you like an apron when the baby is not in the carrier. Many parents have found this to be the simplest solution when their baby is out of the manduca® for short periods.

Q: What are the elastic loops on the straps of the manduca baby carrier by the fastenings for?
A: For your comfort and to increase the manduca’s safety still further, all strap and belt fastenings lie on a padded part of the strap or belt, on which there is an elastic safety loop. This is why you should always pull the quick fixes tight enough so that they come to rest behind the loops and on the padding.

Q: When do I need to unzip the back extension in my manduca baby carrier?
A: The back extension has a dual purpose: it supports older babies’ and children’s backs (back carries) and also provides support to the upper back and neck area of younger babies (front and hip carries). Unzipping the back extension on the main panel lengthens your manduca by 7cm.
Unzipping the back extension also gives you the option to breastfeed more discretely.

Our tip: You can use the back extension instead of the head support for front carries. If your baby can already hold his head by himself, you can keep the back extension zipped away when he is awake, so that he can see more of what’s going on around him. If he falls asleep, just unzip the extension and baby’s head enjoys perfect support. You may find you need to tighten the shoulder straps.

Q: My baby is 12 weeks old now, but I have the feeling that she is still too small to go in the manduca without the seat insert, as without it her legs are too widely spread.
A: You’re probably right: your baby is in an in-between phase, nearly too big for the seat insert, but with thighs too short to be comfortable and properly supported without it. You should carry on using the insert – in combination with the back extension! In this way, your baby will still be sitting a bit higher in the carrier and doesn’t have to ‘do the splits’. Her lower legs can now hang out of the carrier on each side; there won’t be any pressure on the thighs or the backs of the knees.
There are no hard-and-fast rules as to when your baby can use the manduca without the insert – it varies from baby to baby, depending on their individual size and above all on how long their thighs are. Most babies are ready to wave goodbye to the insert at between 3 and 5 months of age. As a general guide, babywearing consultants often say the insert can be folded away when the baby has grown into the (continental) clothes size 68 (00).
Another good way to determine if a baby has out grown the infant insert is when manduca's body panel only covers the baby's thighs up to and not beyond the baby's knees. The baby's calves should then be able to dangle freely outside the carrier. When this happens, the infant insert is no longer needed.