Key Takeaway Points
Just don’t do it.
It’s not awesome that your young baby is “so smart” they’re able to turn on a smartphone or tablet.
Babies receive less 1:1 attention when screens are present. This means they experience less interaction from their parents, and they miss important social and emotional learning opportunities which are necessary for building relationships.
Refocus your attention – when you’re together, spend time without screens.
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