Mobile Devices May Cause Delay In Babies From Talking

A brother, aged 4, and sister, aged 1, play with an iPad and iPhone. (Photo by Mark Makela/Corbis via Getty Images)

Parents are being advised to keep babies and young toddlers away from all electronics during those crucial months when their speech is still developing. 

"Children learn speech by experiencing it, and having that communication and interaction with another person. It's okay to expose a child to educational programming when they are 18 months old." says Doctor Kimberly Giuliano. But, she says they shouldn't be watching it alone and recommends having them watch it with a caregiver so there can be interaction about the programming.

Recent research found that kids between the ages of six months and two years were likely to have a delay in their ability to use sounds and words for every 30 minutes of hand-held screen time per day.

Source: MetroSource

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