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Manduca ExTend - Add comfort for your toddler!

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 7th Jul 2017

Manduca ExTend allows you to extend the width of your Manduca baby carrier from 32 cm up to 50 cm. This means you can carry older babies and children more comfortably and for even longer.  

The Manduca has always grown in height with your child and now it can also grow in width. In our experience when we carried our toddlers, especially when travelling, out bush walking or at a crowded event, it gave them security and a much needed rest.  It was certainly much more comfortable than carrying them in our arms!  

Thanks to the patented back extension your carrier can now grow with your child for even longer while still providing the necessary support to both small and older children. 

The Manduca ExTend expands the carrier width-wise and supports longer thighs. This makes it more comfortable. If you want to carry your older children more often, then you will now be able to offer them maximum comfort. 

manduca ExTend

How to place Manduca Extend onto the Manduca Baby Carrier

The Manduca ExTend is a fabric insert made from cotton jersey which you can easily fasten to the inside of the Manduca Classic Carrier with just two push buttons on the shoulder straps and on the hip strap. The ExTend can flexibly be adjusted to the correct size of the child and facilitates an extension in two stages: from its initial width of 32 cm to a maximum width of 50 cm. And this is how it is attached:

First, lay the ExTend out on the inside of your carrier with the big loops at the bottom. Tip: the ExTend is in the correct position when the red label is not visible (as in illustration 1).

manduca ExTend Illustration

manduca ExTend Illustration - instruction

Thread both ends of the hip belt through the drawstrings (big loops, illustration 2). Depending on how much you want to extend the seat, you can choose from two different drawstrings:

  • • With the small, grey loop you can extend the seat by 2.5 cm on both sides (making a total of 5 cm) Tip: this is the smaller opening, with the care label (this is only on one side, of course)
  • • With the big black loop you can extend the seat by up to 9 cm on both sides (making a total of 18 cm)

Now the ExTend is fastened to the hip belt.

At the top, you can button the ExTend on to the shoulder straps. The strips can be attached from the outside. Tip: When the seat is extended to the maximum width, it might be more comfortable for your child if the strips are attached to the shoulder straps from the inside. Give it a try!

manduca ExTend Illustration - instruction

Now you can put your child in the carrier. The ExTend is fastened, the seat is extended, and your child is comfortably positioned in the manduca. The toddler carrier is ready!

Product at a glance:

  • For babies and children from approx. 18 months
  • Extends the seat of your carrier (special feature: in two steps from 32 cm up to 50 cm)
  • Suitable for all Manduca baby carriers
  • Material: 100% cotton (organic)
  • Made in Czech Republic

Information and Images Source:  Manduca - https://manduca.com.au/products/manduca-extend