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Keep kids from watching videos

Watching television or videos is discouraged for babies under age two because studies suggest it could harm their development, a US paediatricians' group said on Tuesday.

world Updated: Oct 19, 2011 00:46 IST

Watching television or videos is discouraged for babies under age two because studies suggest it could harm their development, a US paediatricians' group said on Tuesday.

Instead of allowing infants to watch videos or screens, parents should talk to them and encourage independent play, said the guidelines issued in by the American Academy of Paediatrics.

The advice warns parents of how their own screen-watching habits may delay their children's ability to talk.