Wow! The Flemish Babywearing Association has organized a high-level conference (First Flemish Babywearing Conference April 24 – 25) offering many interesting presentations and workshops to the conference attendees. Among the lecturers were Arie Brentnall-Compton (Baby Carrier Industry Alliance), Dr. Evelin Kirkilionis (talking about the clinging-young concept) as well as Prof. Reinhard Graf (paper on the positive impact of babywearing on the hip development). Graf’s paper was a subject of major interest to the babywearing audience and he had to answer many questions after his presentations.
ZipIn Ellipse – do you know this manduca accessory?
In the busy trade exhibition at the conference, the manufacturers of baby carriers and slings presented their latest products and answered many questions. At the manduca booth, attendees could learn about a small accessory that most of them did not know before: manduca ZipIn Ellipse which has become something like an insiders’ tip (for carrying newborns and small babies in the manduca) to the babywearing consultants in Germany. For all of you who do not know it:
The ZipIn Ellipse is a fabric panel that fits into manduca’s back extension. Due to its elliptical form it adapts the shape of the manduca to the natural curve of the small baby’s spine.
Creating a wow-effect
At the babywearing conference in Antwerpen, our colleague Dunja had the opportunity to present the ZipIn Ellipse to an international audience – and the babywearing experts were impressed. “The function of the Ellipse has created a real wow-effect. For many babywearing consultants, the ZipIn Ellipse is the answer to the question: ‘manduca – from what age’?“, Dunja describes the visitors’ reactions at the booth. „The great thing about the Ellipse is its double rounding effect: the back panel is rounded so that it adapts to the natural curve of the small baby’s spine, and additionally the upper rim of the baby carrier is drawn closer to the baby’s head thus providing even better support. Like this, the Ellipse supports both, the back, and the head of the baby.
Besides: The ZipIn Ellipse can be used on its own or in combination with the manduca Size-It and/or with the infant seat. Give it a try, if you want to carry your newborn baby in the manduca! And if the Ellipse convinces you, too – please spread the news: the ZipIn Ellipse is a great accessory with an ingenious function. Not only for babywearing experts at the conference in Antwerpen.