Sunday, November 30, 2008

This is a link to a study that says that strollers facing away from the parent stress the baby. Did it really take a study to figure this out?

It seems like it would be fun for a little baby to be pushed around, looking at it from an adult perspective. But as a baby, I think it would be a little frightening, you have no frame of reference and you can't see any familiar faces facing forward. In the stroller the world is coming at you fast. I think human babies are made to be held and it is such a short time in the big picture that its even possible. I know its not for everyone, but I love wearing the baby and keeping them close when they are tiny.


Erin said...

I wish I had known all the babywearing options before Liam. I had an OTSBH with Isaac, but didn't like it very much because it put a lot of strain on the one shoulder (and was so bulky!) I discovered wraps with Li and I love it! So comfortable, since the weight is distributed evenly and it was like a second womb. I am really looking forward to wearing my newborn again!

Hill Rat said...

I'm a big fan of the Baby Bjorn myself, but I also like the stroller too.

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