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HELP: Buggy dilemma
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Mwana2017 · 28/12/2017 21:37

Hi all
I am new parent and new to mumsnet ( I don’t know all the acronyms yet) My buggy dilemma: I always have my 8 months baby in forward facing position because he loves to see the world in front of him. That means I don’t see his face and I am worried about reduced bonding time, or detecting if he his bothered or just ok. His buggy allows a parent facing option, BUT baby will not allow that - will scream the street down!!. I am thinking of buying a mirror to fix on buggy so that I can see his face and he can see me even if he is facing forward. I have looked everywhere- I can’t find such mirrors. Any ideas where I can find and if you have my dilemma does a mirror sound useful or crazy?

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CAAKE · 28/12/2017 21:57

I can't imagine that you are doing any damage whatsoever having him face away from you if you are spending other quality time with him. He's enjoying seeing the world, let him!

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hiyasminitsme · 28/12/2017 21:58

Mine were in a maclaren from the start. Nothing wrong with forward facing, don't stress.

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BikeRunSki · 28/12/2017 22:03

DD was in a forward facing only buggy from the start (baby Jogger City Mini) and we bonded just fine! Presumably you play with your son, talk to him, etc at other times?

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pastabest · 28/12/2017 22:03

A mirror is crazy Grin that's why you can't find one.

He's fine looking out at the world. He gets to see your face and bind with you the rest of the time he's awake.

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Mwana2017 · 28/12/2017 22:14

Thanks all
Your responses are reassuring. Good to know my baby won’t have a mirror dangling in front of him😊

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NoNoCharlieRascal · 28/12/2017 22:17

Sorry op (original poster) but I did laugh.

Baby will be fine facing out. He's enjoying watching and learning about the world. My ds (dear son) hates facing in also, he's so nosey and I block his view.

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Mwana2017 · 28/12/2017 22:45

Thanks NoNoCharlieRascal
To be honest, to begin with I was not worried, until a friend directed me to a research claiming babies facing away from parents were less likely to sleep, laugh or interact...As you can imagine with a first ever baby, I got stressed...even though my baby sleeps, interacts and laughs alright. I feel silly now...but also less stressed😊

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NoNoCharlieRascal · 28/12/2017 23:58

Well facing him in isn't going to make him sleep, laugh or interact either if he is screaming the street down Wink

Go with your gut lass, you know your babe. Everyone will have an opinion, usually about how you're doing it wrong, just smile, nod and ignore or tell them to wind their neck in

My theory is to follow my babes needs and wants. At this age he has no ulterior motive, and surely a happy babe is what we all want!

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