iPhone apps for kids – harmless or harmful?

Baby with phoneEach day there are more and more iPhone apps created specifically for children. Whether they’re educational or not, is up in the air.

Is there any harm in handing off your iPhone to your toddler for a little distraction? It all depends on how you look at it.

Children’s media expert, Michael Rich, MD, MPH, talks to Parenting about the pros and cons of letting your tot take over your phone. He also answers a parent’s question of how long you should let your toddler play with iPhone apps in his Ask the Mediatrician column.

Do you have a question about your child’s media use? Ask the Mediatrician today!