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The temptation to rely on media screens to entertain babies and toddlers is more appealing than ever, with screens surrounding families at home, in the car, and even at the grocery store. And there is no shortage of media products and programming targeted to little ones.

A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says there are better ways to help children learn at this critical age. Pediatrician Ari Brown, MD, FAAP, comes on the Healthy Children Radio show to discuss the AAP recommendation that parents set media limits for their children before age 2.

Segment 1: Media Use by Children Younger than 2 Years Old

Segment 2: Toddler 411


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