When Can a Baby Sit Front Facing in a Stroller

When Can a Baby Sit Front Facing in a Stroller

Babies' brains are like sponges; they are constantly soaking up and absorbing information from everything that they see, touch, smell, and hear - and they will continue to do so throughout their entire childhood.

As your child grows, front-facing strollers can be great for your child's development as they can experience and explore the features of the world around them on a seamless and safe adventure.

Today's blog is all about exactly when a baby can sit front-facing in a stroller, at what age, and at what stage a front-facing stroller is suitable for them.

 

Front-Facing Strollers

When your baby reaches around 4-6 months or when they can maintain a steady head and neck control on their own, you may want to consider upgrading your pram to a front-facing stroller.

Front-facing strollers are ideal for babies who are starting to take in the world around them and are old enough to take notice of their surroundings and find them interesting as you explore the world together.

They are also good for babies once you do not need to keep an eye on them and tend to their needs all of the time.

 

Parent-Facing Strollers

Rear-facing strollers allow parents to keep a close eye on their baby. It can be reassuring for new mums and dads to be able to see their little ones and tend to their every need.

Parent-facing strollers can also be beneficial for young babies, as seeing a familiar face and being able to give your baby reassuring eye contact, a familiar voice, and a smiley face can help them relax, feel safe, and even save them from tears in some cases.

Facial expressions and talking to your baby are crucial for a baby's development, even though they may be too young to respond to their parents. It is common for parents to prefer to speak to their baby when facing them, as they will find it a lot easier to engage.

 

The Benefits of Front-Facing Strollers

Front-facing strollers can offer many benefits for your baby as they develop. Continue reading below to learn more about these.

 

Better View

For the curious toddler, front-facing strollers are an all-around better choice as they continue to develop and discover new things in the world. They can see what is happening around them, and this will help them develop social skills and memory too.

Your child’s ability to see their environment means that they are more likely to feel secure as they know what is going on around them, which will help them enjoy your activities together. It will also help them learn more about the world around them.

 

They Get to See Other People

With front-facing strollers, babies will be able to interact with other people more naturally.

While it can seem scary at first not being able to see your baby directly while you are in your stroller, it gives them a chance to view more and more new faces rather than just yours that they already know.

 

More Storage Room

With your baby facing forward, it allows you to store more things in the underneath compartment of your stroller as well as hang things off the back of it.

You can make use of stroller accessories such as stroller bag clips or a stroller bag, making it handy.

 

The Benefits of Parent-Facing Strollers

A parent-facing stroller is the perfect solution for keeping a close eye on your little one. Read more about their benefits below.

 

Keep an Eye on More Easily

You can keep an eye on your baby or toddler a lot easier with parent-facing strollers.

As a new parent or with a new baby, it might be better for you to keep your mind at ease and know that your baby is okay.

 

Gives You Peace of Mind

Parent-facing strollers give you peace of mind that your baby is okay because you can see them directly in your line of sight whenever you are on your travels.

Tend to your baby whenever they need something. You can spot immediately when your baby is about to cry and tend to them more quickly, whether they need feeding, changing, or their body temperature needs to be altered. Parent-facing strollers are great for helping you prevent tears.

 

When Can a Baby Sit Front-Facing in a Stroller?

A baby can sit in a front-facing stroller when they have developed enough to physically sit in an upright position and support their head with their neck muscles and themselves comfortably.

This is a good indicator that they are ready to be forward-facing instead of parent-facing.

Another key factor that shows that your baby or toddler is ready for a forward-facing stroller device is if they are curious about the world around them and are old enough to be looking around and taking their surroundings in.

This is because newborn babies and very young babies have not yet developed the skills or curiosity to take in their surroundings, in which case the directions that they face would not matter.

Newborns are not suitable for travelling sitting upright because they need to lie flat for the majority of the time, so are best suited for a pram.

Forward-facing strollers are frequently designed to accommodate infants and toddlers sitting upright in their pushchair seats - and because newborns are growing quickly, being laid out allows them to develop and grow best.

As a general rule and rough guide, infants can sit front-facing starting around 9 months, though some infants can start as early as 6 months. Naturally, this will not apply to every newborn because every child develops differently and at a different rate.

There is therefore no right or wrong time to transition your baby to a forward-facing stroller. 

 

Strollers at The Lejoux Stroller

Here at The Lejoux Stroller, we have a range of prams and strollers that are front-facing and parent-facing. We have strollers suitable for babies aged 0-4 years old.

If you are looking for your next travel device for your baby and need one to be suitable for everyday use as well as lightweight, durable, and travel-friendly, then Lejoux has you covered.

Our foldable, lightweight and travel-friendly strollers come in an impressive seven colours to choose from. They fold down at just the touch of a button, and this is easily achievable with just one hand.

Your stroller can be folded away to an extremely compact size, ideal for fitting into tight spaces such as small cars or aircraft cabin lockers. Re-erect your stroller again within seconds and continue your adventures as a family stress-free and hassle-free.

We have carefully designed our strollers with convenience in mind, not only do our strollers come with a long list of features and benefits it is also super affordable. This is because we want parents everywhere to experience the benefits of a high-quality stroller without breaking the bank.

Be sure to check out the range of strollers that we have on our website, as well as the amazing stroller accessories that you can buy. These can be purchased as add-ons for your stroller, tailoring your stroller device to meet the needs of your little one and your family.

If you need any questions answered or any further support whilst trying to choose your perfect stroller, then don't hesitate to get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to guide you through a smooth pram shopping experience.


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