Apparently, Toddlers Shouldn’t Have ANY Screen Time, According To WHO

The AAP Says Parents Should Be Co-Viewing

2 month old with ipad with mom
Photo Credit: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations are in line with those of WHO, but were published in 2016. Children 0-24 months should avoid using screens of any kind other than video chatting. Within that, if you’re going to allow your 18-24-month-old to use screens, you should ‘co-view’ with them. The AAP recommends children 2-5 should have a limit of 1 hour of screen time per day of educational ‘high quality’ programming.

Their study also makes a suggestion that parents with children of all ages should set clear and consistent media restrictions, including designating media-free times such as dinner or driving, as well as having the bedroom be a media-free location.