Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: DSTV/SABC/ETV/MNET | 2007/02/23

Q.

7 month old watching TV ?

Hi there,
I was wondering, are there any truth in TV being bad for babies/children ? I read some articles that say it might be the cause of problems later in their lives.

Many thanks,
DSTV/SABC/ETV/MNET

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is not relly 'bad', but tends to stimulate infants of this age when they need to be sleeping and also takes away the kind of close contact with the child's mother or father needed at this time of their lives if parents use TV to keep the baby occupied.

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