Last weekend we had a lot of fun by the Caddebostan Seaside where we tested carrying our baby doll Mette with our initial four prototypes. We tried out different forms to get an idea of size and how the place of straps distributed the weight on the body.
Some prototypes followed the idea of using the left over fabric pieces from the industry. Short straps were woven together to create a web where Mette is carried. While this allowed a flexible structure, Mette was sliding downwards in the carrier.
Some functions we tried in the other carriers were changing the size of the baby’s nest from below by using zippers or buttons, and placing the baby securely in the carrier before wearing it on the body. By testing the carriers with our male friends, we could see that the prototypes had to improve in having an adjustable strap size.