To Sit or Not to Sit Part 2: “The Stroller”

  The emphasis Germans place on “protecting baby’s spine” has huge repercussions for the German baby gear market, particularly when it comes to strollers. It is very common in America for parents to attach their baby’s carseat to a stroller frame to transport their baby before he or she is old enough to sit in … More To Sit or Not to Sit Part 2: “The Stroller”

To Sit or Not to Sit Part 1: “The Milestone”

When I worked in the infant room of an American childcare center about ten years ago, an emphasis was placed on helping the babies gain enough muscle strength to reach physical developmental milestones in an appropriate timeframe. One such milestone was the ability to sit independently. “Sitting independently” is defined by American child development experts … More To Sit or Not to Sit Part 1: “The Milestone”