13 December 2018

Is handheld screen time use associated with language delay in infants?

This research examined the association between handheld screen time and communication problems in 1077 children 6-24 months of age. Sixty-nine percent of children did not have any handheld screen time while 20% had a daily average handheld device use of 27.8 minutes. Infants with more handheld screen time had an increased risk of an expressive speech delay. Additional research is needed to inform recommendations limiting handheld screen time in infants.