Childhood Diseases

Posted by: windyblue | 2011-04-11


Should i be worried???

I have an eight month old baby boy,he loves the tv and phone,he even recognises songs,from 7nde laan,generations,he will stop,look at the tv and concentrate,then when over,go back to whatever,and the cell phone,he will jump and scream(dada)and pull my hand so he can speak,my granny says the tv will damage his eyes and the phone will damage his ears,should i be worried????

Thanking you in advance!!

Expert's Reply



The TV will not damage your baby's eyes especially if it is one of the new flat screen TVs which do not flicker as much as the old TVs.There is no definite proof that cell phones are safe for babies. It would be best to avoid exposing him to the tiny amount of microwave energy caused by cell phones until we have proof that they are safe for babies.

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