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Manduca Baby Carrier Integrated Infant Seat

Manduca Baby Carrier Integrated Infant InsertNewborn in Manduca Baby CarrierNewborns, once they have reached 3.5kgs (approx 7 lb 11 oz) in weight, can be carried upright in the manduca baby carrier.

The manduca's integrated infant or newborn seat is specially designed to cater to newborns and infants. The built-in newborn seat reduces seat size, positions your baby a couple of inches higher, making sure that their thighs are not spread too wide or forced into "doing the splits".

In the early weeks, baby's legs should be kept tucked up inside the carrier, and the back extension should not be used if the baby ends up being "engulfed" inside the body panel. Most babies from 3 to 4 weeks would require the body panel to be extended to provide adequate neck support.

Nickel-free press-studs are used on the infant seat to be fastened on the manduca Baby Carrier's body panel. Studs are available at different heights on the body panel that allows flexibiltity to cater to different babies. For example, fastening the insert with the higher-positioned press-studs, will make your baby's hips tilt forwards and its back a little "hunched" and under less pressure. This is particular suited to smaller infants. For those babies in cloth nappies or thick winter layers, it may be more comfortable when the middle or lower press-studs are used instead.

When to stop using the Infant Seat?

From about 4-5 months, most babies using the manduca Baby Carrier would not need the infant seat any more and the seat can be neatly folded away. The body panel extension can likewise be zipped up. The more precise guideline is when the baby has attained full neck control and has grown to a size to sit comfortable in an 'M' position without the infant seat. Another good way to determine if a baby has out grown the infant seat 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 newborn seat is no longer needed.