I recently have a new addition to my family:  A little girl who is now nearly 8 weeks old and she has had numerous skype video calls meeting relatives and friends from the States, UK, Malaysia and Singapore. At her age, she cannot see where the voice and picture is coming from but she can hear the voices. And we wonder when is the right time to introduce to the baby such gadgets like the iphone and ipads.

I have not had time to read any research on this but my hunch is not until the child is at least five years old. However I will encounter a lot of pressure from my partner who thinks that every child now treats these items as if it is their natural environment, and thus the sooner the child gets her hand on these things, the better.

I wonder what your experience has been with these?  The burden upon parents of this decade:  Decisions for the future that will impact on the cognitive, social and psychological development of children.

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