Baby Carrier One
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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 baby close to you. In recent years, the demand for carrying babies 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 baby, is the greatest for the parent. We looked at backpacks and other carrying systems and how they were developed. At the age of three, the toddler 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."
What were the challenges when Baby Carrier One was to be developed?
"Finding a safe solution for getting children onto your back by yourself."
"We always use newborns as the basis when we develop baby carriers and it is important that a tiny baby has enough support around the whole body, while bigger children up to three years old should fit in the carrier. During their first year, children often triple their weight and their center of gravity shifts."
"We wanted it to fit parents with different sizes, as well as different preferences and tastes."
"We also wanted it to be easy for parents to handle."
Our product developers explain why the buckles on BABYBJÖRN Baby Carriers are important:
"The buckles are always a challenge. That's why we develop all buckles for our baby carriers in-house. They need to be intuitive and safe. We look at how parents grip and use the buckles. Where the buckles are on the baby carrier is also important. We spent a long time looking into exactly where on the baby carrier the best place for the front buckle was."
The project manager behind Baby Carrier One, on the importance of testing and retesting:
"Our tests mean everything for the final solution. We discover all of the small fine-tuning of details during the numerous tests we run. That is also why a development process takes several years for us. We spent around three years on Baby Carrier One. We tested several hundred different prototypes, together with around 200 test families, before we were satisfied with the results. All of our rigorous testing enables us to feel completely secure with our new product when launch day comes. That was also the case when we introduced our new Baby Carrier One in 2013.