If you think your mind was blown the first time you saw an iPhone, you’ve got nothing on a two-year-old. Sure, the average toddler can’t really appreciate the iPhones conveniences, but those lights and sounds? Baby eye candy? In fact, the New York Times is saying that the iPhone is the most effective tool in human history to quiet a fussy toddler.
The iPhone-as-distraction-tool is both good and bad news for parents. The (rather alluring) upside is instant peace and quiet. The downside, though, is also becoming apparent, as more and more toddlers are becoming transfixed by the magic of technology.
Do you let your baby or toddler ‘play with’ your phone?