Diaze-Pram

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Strollers in which babies face away from their parents may hurt their development Researchers in Scotland found that when children were seated facing their parents their heart rates fell, they were more likely to laugh, and they were twice as likely to fall asleep. The report concludes that manufacturers should consider turning strollers around to make them more emotionally healthy. "Our data suggests that for many babies today, life in a buggy is emotionally impoverished and possibly stressful," says lead author Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk. "Stressed babies grow into anxious adults." [The Telegraph, BBC]

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I buy it - I mean not that the baby will grow up to be an anxious adult but that they are more calm facing in.

My sister was in the hospital for appendicitis a couple months ago. My mom worked at the same hospital so came in to visit her twice while I was there. Both times my sister's HR went down noticeable, just by the mere presence of my mother. And that was in an adult.