THE STORY BEHIND ONE
David Thalén, BabyBjörn's project manager in the development of Baby Carrier One had the following to say about how the project progressed:
"When we started developing baby carriers 40 years ago, the most important thing was carrying your child close to you. In recent years, the demand for carrying children for a longer time has increased. Now many parents want to continue carrying their children when they are a little bit older. When the weight in the baby carrier increases, so does the need for it to be comfortable for the parent.
We started off by performing an in-depth study on where the pressure, or the weight from the child, is the greatest for the parent. We looked at backpacks and other carrying systems and how they were developed. At the age of three, a child weighs about 33 lbs/15 kg. Being able to carry them on your back was more or less a must when children are a little older."