Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave? > Health-in-Motion 30 January 2017 How much time should your child spend on digital media devices? How much time should your child spend on digital media devices? The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guidelines for parents, proposing that for kids aged 2 to 5 it should be limited to one hour a day. The organisation recommends banning digital media an hour before bedtime and keeping mealtimes, bedrooms and parent-child playtime screen free. Parents should also avoid using digital media as the only tool they employ to calm down their children as this may make it difficult for them to learn how to regulate their own emotions. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Flying wheelchairs, an icon of style, and true grit 48 minutes ago Partner content More: Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical This potential health risk of a cockroach will shock you Medical Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Medical 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Lifestyle 5 diseases that can keep you out of the office for months Medical Only 2% of SA kids are treated for this potentially lethal illness Diet and nutrition Why you should avoid these 5 ‘diet’ foods From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Could it be? » Can coughing help you during a heart attack? Is it a cold or an allergy? 7 myths about cough 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Here's why you should never ignore a persistent cough... Do you know the difference? » 6 ways sinusitis can cause a mysterious 'brain fog' Here’s how sinusitis can lead to brain swelling Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Sometimes symptoms can be misleading, and you’re not quite sure if what you’ve got is allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Here’s how to spot the difference.