Guess Who's Swiping (And Tapping?)
This entry was posted on Monday, May 4, 2015.
Turns out, Millennials may not be the most important demographic for smartphone makers: Researchers say that babies just six months old are actively using smartphones and tablets at an ever increasing rate.
Researchers with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also found that 1 in seven toddlers is using a mobile device for at least an hour a day.
These numbers aren’t surprising as the average American spends more and more time on mobile devices. Our obsession with our phones is trickling down to the youngest members of the population. When babies see their parents texting and talking on their phones, their little hands grab for those devices. What’s more, when parents are in situations where they need to distract a fussing child, they often hand over their phones or tablets to consume the bothersome baby.
Read more about the pro's and con's of all this Baby talk right here.