Signs of the times

MADAM – On April 17, 2009, you had a report in the Sidmouth Herald about a mother from Budleigh who uses sign language with her daughter to communicate with her before she is old enough to talk.

MADAM - On April 17, 2009, you had a report in the Sidmouth Herald about a mother from Budleigh who uses sign language with her daughter to communicate with her before she is old enough to talk. When very young, and in a pram which faces parents, this is fine but, as soon as they are transported in pushchairs this loving relationship ceases. Why?

Because all buggies and pushchairs face to the front so they can no longer face each other.

There is also a health hazard too, in that the children are inhaling the fumes from the traffic exhausts which are on the same level as their faces, so they receive the full blast of these toxic fumes!

Added to this, they are much more exposed to the cold, wind and rain. Manufacturers of pushchairs do not seem to make them facing parents, as they tell me that parents prefer them to face forwards. I wonder!

C Norman

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