During your child’s first months of life, he/she should not be carried facing forward as such a small child’s neck muscles are not yet sufficiently developed. Also, body and eye contact between you and your child is essential during these first months.
However, according to pediatricians and child psychologists, around four months of age, it is entirely natural for a child to want to and try to turn around, since at this age children begin to show an interest in what they see around them. In terms of the child’s physical development and the position of his/her back, hips and genitals, pediatricians and child orthopedists agree that at this age, the child can safely be carried facing forward as long as the child can hold his or her head up stably without assistance. Read more on what doctors have to say about this.