The Eyes Of A 5 Month Old Baby Are Watery After Watching A Video On A Cell Phone?
Happy mlm. I want to ask, this is my child almost 5 months old. From the age of 4 months I have been identified by the name of a cellphone, especially if viewed by a cellphone and a cartoon video always watching and then we have to cry. Then if for a long time his eyes are always full of tears and water comes out. Is that a problem? I worry about it. Please explain. Thanks
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Basically, it is not recommended to give watch time (either from television or cellphone) to children under 18 months. Children under 18 months may only view cellphones for video calls and are not recommended for other viewing. At the age of 18-24 months, parents may introduce other shows to children, but only educational shows should be given (and there must be parents next to them to provide the explanations needed).
Children aged 2-5 years have also been given a show, once again, it is only recommended to be given high-quality and educational shows, and watching should also be limited to only 1 hour a day. For children over 6 years, these restrictions may be determined by the parents themselves, but pay close attention so that these viewing activities do not interfere with other important activities of children (such as studying, interacting with parents, doing sports and physical activity, or sleeping).
Giving excessive viewing to children under 18 months as you do is certainly not good for children's development (especially if given continuously until more than 1 hour). Children at this age learn more and absorb information from direct interactions (for example by playing with their parents) compared to just looking at a television screen or cellphone. You also need to know that lack of playing time outdoors can also increase the risk of eye refraction (eye minus / myopia) in the future.
Therefore you must set strict limits for your child. Don't give up and give a show just because your child is crying for it or crying when the show is stopped. It would be better if you did not see the cellphone and did not turn on the television in front of your child at all (so that your child does not cry when the viewing is stopped). You can also try not to hold the cellphone while you are spending time with the child and spend more time interacting directly with your child. Also avoid giving watching when the child eats (when the child is 6 months old and has been given solid food) because besides the age of the child who is not enough to be given the spectacle, watching while eating can also disrupt the process of learning to eat to children.
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