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Hullo!<br><br>
Does anyone have any experience with the Lascal M1 carrier? It's apparently an ergonomically correct, much lighter, much more supportive version of a Bjorn-style carrier. I'm considering one and can't find any reviews online!<br><br>
Thank you!<br>
Amanda
 

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I found it at our local Isis Maternity (a maternity "destination" with shop, prenatal and infant classes, etc.). I think it's a brand new item. It retails there for $140, so it's not cheap. Much of the construction is with bamboo fabric, so it's fairly eco-friendly. All of the belts and buckles seemed really easy to use (compared to my 5-year-old Bjorn, that is), and the internal bracing makes it look much more comfortable. But I'd sure love a first-hand account of how it feels with a babe inside!
 

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Have you thought about asking on the board at babywearer? They might have heard of it there? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">:
 

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i've never heard of it either. but for that price, you could afford two great carriers that would last through toddlerhood from a company that has been thoroughly reviewed. if it's bjorn-like in that it's only going to be comfortable till they're like 15 pounds, that's an awful lot to pay for something that might only last a couple of months.
 

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Agreed. I certainly don't want something that won't last very long. But I carried my two other kids in the Bjorn until they were almost a year, though it would start to really bug my shoulders after a while. So my thinking is that if they've corrected the wearer ergonomics even partially in this one, I'll be far better off.<br>
I don't know anything about the other types of shoulder-strap carriers like the Beco or Ergo. I guess I just gravitated toward this one because it feels familiar to me. Also, the babe can be worn facing out in this carrier, which I guess you can't do with a lot of the other soft carriers?
 

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Just fyi the Beco Butterfly (due out in Jan) will do everything that you're familiar with: facing out, built-in infant pouch and all that. Plus, you can wear it with a toddler. And it will be less than $140.
 

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I've taken a look at the Lascal online, although I haven't seen it in person. I agree with the posters above, you'd be much better off with a different-style carrier, especially one you can use on your back -- whether it's the Beco Butterfly, another soft structured carrier like the Ergo or Patapum, or a carrier like the CatBirdBaby Pikkolo that will also do front facing out. You'll be able to use one of these for two to three years, and it will be more comfy for you and for baby.
 
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