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All baby carriers claim they provide the best for comfort and safety but this is no sales pitch when it comes to the manduca Twist, I didn’t expect to feel jealous that I was not going to be carried around in comfort in my local supermarket. Constructed from 100% certified organic cotton it is silky soft to the touch and gentle on baby’s skin, it comes in five colours including craspedia rouge, craspedia olive mint, craspedia gold, anthracite-black and grey-mint.

This carrier is ready to be used from 3.5kg (7 lbs) all the way up to 15kg (33lbs) with the size-adjustable pouch with a bridge that is easily adaptable by simply turning the cloth over. It uses the M-position hold which meets the CEN/TR 16512:2015 standard and has been acknowledged as a “hip-healthy” baby product by the IHDI (International Hip Dysplasia Institute). That should set any expectant mothers mind at rest.

There is integrated neck support for those wee ones with no head control that doubles up as a head rest as they get a bit bigger, it has been designed for wearers of all shapes and sizes, I am on the larger side and found it as comfortable as my partner did. One major highlight is that the Twist can be worn on the front and back, letting you and bubs find the most comfortable position for different occasions. If I’m just browsing in the shop then I am more than happy to carry little one on my front for a cuddle but when it comes to doing the weekly shop, it is so much more convenient to carry them on my back for a hands-free experience.

The only negative point I could see was like so many carriers it takes some time to get the hang of the technique for putting on, although the drawstring helps with binding and twisting. The gorgeous designs and comfortable fit make this a great choice for those looking to transport baby in close contact and handsfree way. RRP €89.90

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Perfect universal baby carrier which gives amazing comfort to both parent and bubba.
  • Soft 100% organic cotton
  • M position for healthy hips
  • Front or back wearing
  • Suitable for all shapes and sizes
  • Integrated head support
  • Comfortable
  • Takes practice to put on
  • No storage pockets