Article – facing out stresses babies
Babies pushed in buggies facing away from their parents could suffer lasting psychological damage, scientists claim.
Children made to face away from their carers are more likely to end up anxious adults, the first ever study on the effects of buggies has revealed.
The away-facing babies in the research were “emotionally impoverished”, laughed less, talked less and suffered more stress than those facing their parent.
This strongly supports the idea of wearing a baby in a carrier, facing the parent.