By: Kylie McConville for TheBump.com
Shutterstock / The BumpSet the timer, mom, because letting baby hang out in his stroller for too long is probably hindering his speech and physical development skills.
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Sally Goddard Blythe, a neuro-psychologist presented information at the WATCh? (What About the Children?) charity conference that found an "over-reliance" on forward-facing strollers reduces the time that babies spend interacting with their parents and exploring freely - and these reductions have lasting effects on baby's development. According to Blythe, baby's performance in school (and life) are also at risk.
More from The Bump: What's Your Stroller Style?Delivering her speech at the WATCh? convention, Blythe said, "Attention, balance and co-ordination skills learned during the first 36 months of life support cognitive learning and have been linked to performance on SATs at school. Infants need opportunity for free Read More »from Too Much Time in the Stroller is Bad for Baby’s Development