A recent British study suggests that babies who face forward in their stroller are much less likely to talk, laugh, and interact with their parents. It’s just that kind of interaction that stimulates brain development. Liz Attenborough, who manages the Talk to Your Baby campaign at Britain’s National Literacy Trust, joins John to explain.
Read the New York Times op-ed piece on this discussion, One Ride Forward, Two Steps Back
by M. Suzanne Zeedyk.
"Let's look at it from the child's point of view. The child would so much prefer to be looking into someone's eyes, because that's where they get their stimulating start from."
— Liz Attenborough on the difficulty of communicating to your baby when using a front-facing stroller