Carrying a baby facing forwards is ‘cruel, stressful and terrifying’, claims Australian expert

Source: Daily Mail

Mothers who carry their babies facing forwards  are cruel and selfish, according to a leading child health expert.

She said the same accusations could be applied to those who take babies out in pushchairs which face away from the parent.

Cathrine Fowler, a professor of child and family health nursing, claimed youngsters are frightened if they are carried in a sling or pushed in a pram looking away from their parents.

‘Imagine if you were strapped to someone’s chest with your legs and arms flailing, heading with no control into a busy shopping centre – it would be terrifying,’ said Professor Fowler.

‘Outward-facing baby carriers and prams give babies a bombardment of stimulus, creating a very stressful situation.

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