The Electronic Mommy?

Is technology replacing human interaction with your kids?
2:48 | 06/05/13

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Almost all of us have wondered if ipads and iphones are addicting, and not just for us, but even for children. A new report says more than 1/3 of parents use their tablets or smart phones to entertain their kids, even though more than half of them worry it could be harmful. Abs's juju chang takes a look at babies and just how young all of this is starting. Try ten days old. Reporter: Just ten days out of the womb, watch alex brooks fixate on the screen. Hletely entlold. Reporter: His mom props him up in front of the ipad for what she hopes is a good reason. I guess I didn't think it was going to hurt, so why not give it a try, and he seemed to like it. Reporter: Youtube features plenty of babies who can't even talk, but are giving a recital or launching the right app. Show me the word "world." Okay! Where'd it go? Okay, right there. Good job! Yeah! Reporter: For the diapered set, tapping and swiping, is second nature. So he could swipe even at 9 months old? Oh yeah, before that even, I'd say. Probably when he was 6 or 7 months old. Reporter: Urvashi sen and her new mommy grsay they feel conflicted about exposing their infants so early. I feel very guilty when he's sitting there with it. But at the same time, I know I'm going to get him to eat dinner if I give him e ipad. And I do think there is real learning and value. Reporter: But when given the choice between mommy and touch screens, which would these babies choose? We decided to put it to the test. Do you want your mommy or the ipad? Lea? Lea? r: TIME AFTER TIME -- Are you going to go to mommy or the digital toy? Mommy? You kind of lost out on that one. I know. Reporter: The same seemingly irresistible pull. Here look, do you want a toy? Look at all these toys! Look at all these toys you have over here. Yeah, not so much. But should parents be concerned? These young kids need to be developing language skills and learning to recognize a facial expression, and not scanning the internet on an ipad. Reporter: The krts say, is not to use the tablet as en electronic babysitter, but as a teaching tool. What youdrawing, pumpkin? Reporter: Interact with your child as they use the devices. Research shows toddlers can learn from programs, like age-appropriate video games. And little alex, that 10-day-old infant, now one year old, is transfixed by the ipad. It's a toy he's not growing out of any time soon. Juju chang, abc news, new york. And we're going to be reading everything you tell us online. Let us know what you think.

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