Study: Babies playing on mobile devices may lead to speech delays

(WRIC) — A new study suggests giving your baby access to your mobile phone — specifically the screen — can affect their ability to speak, according to CNN.

The study looked at children between six months and 2-years-old. Twenty percent of them spent an average of 28 minutes a day on screens.

The study found that every 30-minute increase in daily screen time was linked to a 49 percent higher risk increased risk of “expressive speech delay”, or using sounds and words. The screens showed no affect on gestures or body language.

The screens showed no effect on gestures or body language.

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