Babies who watch TV, more particularly programs intended for older kids and adults, have been found to be more likely to have delayed cognitive development and speech skills, says a new study from the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
Babies who were exposed to TV for an hour daily had significantly lower developmental scores than babies who weren’t. Even if these scores were still within the normal range, the babies probably scored lower because they were lacking in interaction, playtime, talking and other activities that help boost development.
No notable difference can be made when considering educational or non-educational programs.
The researchers recommend that babies under 2 years old not watch TV at all.
SOURCE: • December 9, 2010. “TV Watching Is Bad for Babies' Brains.” health.yahoo.net