Study finds Infants that watch TV are Fussier

2:31 PM, Jan 14, 2013   |    comments
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The TV should not be used to calm or entertain fussy babies -- according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

They observed more than two hundred African American women and their babies, and found the infants that watched the most TV were fussier.

Babies as young as three months old were watching two-and-a-half hours of TV a day.

The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages TV for children under age two. they say it does not have an educational benefit and may establish unhealthy habits.

The participants in the study were from low-income households, and the infants watched more tv than infants enrolled in other studies.

The experts say more research is needed to determine whether parents use TV to calm fussy infants, or if infants are fussy because they watch too much TV.

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