Why buy a parent-facing pushchair?
Your baby loves seeing you
Your little one’s loving gaze is absolutely captivating – and when your baby is very small there’s nothing he/she likes better than looking at you and at your eyes. It is important to keep this lovely eye contact with each other when you’re out and about, which is why a parent-facing pushchair is such a great choice for young babies.
Most from-birth baby pushchairs have both rear-facing and forward-facing positions.
But from-birth until about 9 months old, being able to make eye-contact with you is key to your little one’s well-being. In a parent-facing pushchair, your newborn is able to see you and hear your voice, which he/she will find comforting and reassuring.
Your baby will love it when you bend over to talk to him/her and kiss him/her while you’re out. And having a parent-facing pushchair means you’ll be able to see the delight on your baby’s little face when giving him/her attention.
You will also enjoy the peace of mind while strolling, as you’ll know your newborn is doing fine, not too hot or too cold, and that he/she is protected from anything too over-stimulating in the outside world. Your little one will feel safe and secure while discovering the world at his own pace.
Moving to a front-facing pushchair
As your baby gets older he/she will become more curious about the world around him/her and will want to watch it go by. But you might want to make the move to a front-facing pushchair gradually. You could try changing the position of the pushchair seat for an hour or so at a time – that’s easy with most reversible pushchairs.
Try it when you go for a walk in the park, and if the little explorer needs reassurance, you can stand next to him/her when you show the flowers. Then you can slowly build up to having the seat forward-facing for a longer time.