Why Baby's First Words May Be Coming Later

As adults, we know what to do whenever we don't understand something technical: We simply ask a child. Kids have grown up with technology, almost from birth, and they're able to learn at an accelerated rate. Great time for them to learn another language, and to learn tech. 

But there's a downside, and it's sure to make any parent think twice about giving babies and toddlers access to smart devices, like smartphones and tablets. 

New research suggests that kids who use these things early in life are more likely to delay talking. Yup, they'll start talking later in life than kids who don't have access to them on a regular basis. So unless you want to delay finding whether your child will say "mama" or "dada" first, best to keep the devices away until they're at least 18 months old.

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