|Parents should never allow their babies to play with touch screens!|
By Karen D'Souza | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bay Area News Group,
11 August 2017
(Photo): A baby plays with an iPad. Recent studies show that touch screens can interfere with a baby or toddler’s sleep. (ThinkStock)
Whoever coined the phrase “sleeping like a baby” certainly didn’t live in the high-tech age. Indeed, new studies show that babies are losing sleep and touch screens are to blame.
Now, it’s long been known that too much staring at the screen isn’t good for any of us, but when it comes to babies, toddlers and small children in general, the lack of sleep at a crucial stage of growth may actually impair cognitive development, as Salon recently reported. And yet everywhere you go, you see toddlers clutching iPads in their strollers and babies gawking at iPhones while mom waits in a supermarket line. Our devices have come to impact so many of our daily activities that our children are growing up bathed in a digital glow.