So this post doesn’t really have much to do with baby skincare, however Noodle & Boo is all about doing the best for your baby. We thought that this was a great topic to think about. Oh how the times have changed! Screens have become such a big part of life. We are constantly bombarded with information, images and games all the time. It’s on our phones, billboards, and even gas pumps. How often are you behind a minivan in traffic and you start watching the Sponge Bob Squarepants episode that is playing on screen attached to the van ceiling?
There has been a lot of buzz lately about how much ‘screen time’ children less than two years old are exposed to. Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics reiterated to parents the importance of limiting the amount of exposure children less than two years old had to computers, televisions, so-called educational games and even grown-up shows playing in the background. The study goes on to say that children under two don’t understand what they are watching and the benefits of media don’t start to make an impression on toddlers until they are older than two.
How does media factor into your child’s life? Do you go to great lengths to shield them from over exposure? We’d love to hear how you handle it!