Most of us worry about the long term risks to children, particularly very young children, spending too much time on screens. The long term effects are unknown, and when the science reports in it may be too late; what will the damage have been?
Concerns about eyes, vision and health are of particular interest to optometrists. But physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals also field questions from parents - are there guidelines?
Helpfully, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has published helpful guidelines as their campaign to Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives. Check out these inforgraphic posters. For more on the guideline see MOH. Importantly there are very clear guideline on the amount of screen time for infants, none! We think this is a good message to share.