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When did you turn your pram round so it was forward facing?

(54 Posts)
milkyman Wed 17-May-17 09:32:08

My dd is 13mths and wondering if it's time!

YesILikeItToo Wed 17-May-17 09:34:36

I never did. I tried it, but I didn't like it, so I put it back. Dd didn't seem to mind.

Ecureuil Wed 17-May-17 09:38:16

Can't remember, and they're only 3 and 1!
DD1 was probably about 12 months. DD2 has refused the pram since 15 months and barely went in it from when she could walk at 12 months. I think she must have been about 10 months.
To be honest I chopped and changed a bit anyway. Sometimes had it rear facing, something forward if we were somewhere interesting for her to look at.

FluffyTowers Wed 17-May-17 09:38:30

5 months

tissuesosoft Wed 17-May-17 09:40:23

8 months, DD wasn't interested in staring at my face all the time!

TheChineseChicken Wed 17-May-17 09:41:00

About 9 months - only because I wanted to downsize our pushchair and the forward facing ones are most compact. I'm not entirely sure I like it at nearly 11 months but it's done now!

Starduke Wed 17-May-17 09:58:44

6 months, when he went into a pushchair and not a lying down pram

Rayraybt2006 Wed 17-May-17 09:59:50

I changed at 5 months from the car seat to the forward facing upright seat. She was already sitting up at that stage and she hated the car seat. I think you can get a vibe from them as to when they are ready x

Outbackshack Wed 17-May-17 10:02:12

6 months

AssassinatedBeauty Wed 17-May-17 10:02:57

My DS2 is 11 months, I usually put him rear facing but occasionally turn the pram round and forward face him. I'm sure he can see just as much around me as he can when he's forwards facing?

mrsreddington Wed 17-May-17 10:04:04

Between 4 and 5 months for both of mine lying back as far as it would go. Both just screamed when they were parent facing

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Wed 17-May-17 10:10:10

I never did with either of mine, they stayed facing me until they had outgrown the buggy.

Never permanently. I mostly had them rear facing was nice to be able to chat to them. Sometimes I'd put them forward facing can't really remember why but it might have been so they could see what was going on where we were but I know I did it but generally they faced me.

YellowRoses6 Wed 17-May-17 11:22:05

I'm just starting to put my 11 month old forward facing. By which I mean we begin each journey with him facing me, till he starts to grumble and I turn him round. I don't like not being able to look at him as we're walking along, but he seems to increasingly be getting frustrated in rear facing mode.

elQuintoConyo Wed 17-May-17 11:26:19

5/6 months. We didn't have a reversable pram. Be went from flatbed pram to forward facing pushchair. Loved both. Both happy with FF. He walked a lot at 1yo so didnt use the pushchair for anything other than sleeping!

He is now 5yo and I'd love to push him about a bit again and have him doze off over dinner grin

clarabellski Wed 17-May-17 15:02:01

DS started craning round to see ahead around a year, so we switched then. I must admit I didn't like it at first because I couldn't see/talk to him as easily, but I got used to it.

Cornishmumofone Wed 17-May-17 16:54:54

I've never had a parent facingbuggy/pram. I have a forward facing running buggy.

JohnLapsleyParlabane Wed 17-May-17 16:57:15

DD is 18 months and I turn the seat outward about once a week when I know I'm going to have to fold it.

Anditstartsagain Wed 17-May-17 17:11:09

I flip mine around lots if we are walking alone to the shops or somethint I face him to me if we arw going to the park or somewhere busy he likes to face forward if i don't turn him he trys to look around the pram. I think first time was about 5 months. I done the same with my older one then he permanently forward faced when his legs got to long.

Spudlet Wed 17-May-17 17:16:03

About 12 months, because he nearly flung himself over the side trying to see everything confused

Also, my buggy folds up in one when it's forward facing as opposed to having to have the seat taken off when it's rear facing, so it does make life easier. I tend to use the sling a lot at the moment though as he's in and out all the time and wanting to wander around, and an empty sling is much less annoying than an empty pushchair.

lampshadehat Wed 17-May-17 18:18:58

I've only just started doing it at 18m! I just liked chatting and looking at her blush.
But I noticed she was getting extra whingey in there so figured she was probs getting bored of looking at me.

Iamastonished Wed 17-May-17 18:37:29

"6 months, when he went into a pushchair and not a lying down pram"

Same, except that DD was about 8 months. Those of you who kept them facing you must have had very uncurious children. DD liked to see where she was going, not where she had been.

SIL kept my niece facing her and DN kept twisting round to see where she was going.

Heirhelp Wed 17-May-17 18:42:41

11 months when it became really difficult to steer parent facing.
DD likes it but we don't use it lots.

AssassinatedBeauty Wed 17-May-17 18:45:36

Why does looking forward instead of backwards mean a baby must be uncurious?

Looking behind you can see as much as looking forwards, it's just a different position. Saying they must not be curious is as daft as saying that babies that face out from birth/6 months or whatever are uncommunicative and will lack language skills. (I'm not actually suggested that)

Thatextrainch Wed 17-May-17 18:49:09

12 months. She started trying to look behind all the time and if I ever occasionally handed anything off the pushchair she'd kick it which drove me up the wall walking 45 minutes home from town. I would have preferred her staying facing me however she is happier looking out

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