Key Takeaway Points
  • Parents use “screens” for roughly 9 hours in their day and 8 of those 9 hours are for personal use – such as watching TV, playing video games, or scrolling through social media.
  • Monitor your own screen-time use around your children, and set an example by decreasing your time spent on screens.
  • Take photos of your children without your phone blocking your face!
  • Nursing mom’s or dad’s feeding your baby –  don’t be on your devices! This limits your engagement with your child which decreases bonding and language development.


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