What Kind of Stroller is Best?

February 26, 2009 at 2:48 am 2 comments


The baby buggies of the past, where the baby faced the mother, were definitely more mother-baby friendly than most contemporary designs. The latest neuro-scientific studies show that, in the first year of life, ongoing eye-to-eye contact with the mother is essential to the baby’s developing brain and sense of secure attachment. According to Dr. Allan Schore of UCLA, the mother’s face is the “hidden biological regulator” of the infant. If you choose a stroller that faces the child looking out then he/she is missing valuable opportunities for connection. If you can, look for a stroller design that enhances loving connection.

Update:  An article in the March 2, 2009 New York Times discussed research that showed slower language development in babies who were in forward-facing strollers.


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  • 1. Nikki Newell  |  June 2, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Where can I purchase this type of buggy for my baby?

    • 2. Becky Brittain ,Ph.D.,  |  June 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

      The buggy that is shown in the picture is meant o give you the idea of the front facing strollers. There are many varieties with different price tags.I recommend the maxi cosi stroller which is a modern version of the old fashion buggy.. They still make a very expensive buggy called the silver cross. You can see it online at http://www.monpetitbijou.com. It is just important to have a front facing stroller no matter what you choose. Many moms like to have the infant seat and stroller as one system. You need to look around at what will serve you the best. Thanks for asking!


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