Friday, November 21, 2008

Forward-Facing Strollers May Harm Babies Emotionally

Pushing babies in forward-facing strollers may harm them emotionally due to the lack of face-to-face contact with the parent pushing them, a British study finds.

Here is the link to the article. And watch a video here. (Remember, the British call strollers "buggies" or "carriages". Whatever happened to the word "pram"?)

Terri here: not sure what I think about this one. Aren't most strollers forward facing? I'm grappling with a few related issues right now. It's about security and bonding vs. self-soothing, and it's also about felt needs or emotional needs. And, I see a correlation here to baby-wearing using wraps or slings. Comment and let me know what you think.

No comments: