Parenting Tips

Gadgets – Good or Goof

Are gadgets making our toddlers goof or good? Can toddlers and gadgets go hand-in-hand? These questions came to my mind when I saw new parents giving gadgets to their toddlers and even feeling proud to see how those tiny fingers are operating it.

Parents feel gratified when they see their two-year old’s achievement in handling the gadgets. They are pleased to tell everyone that their child is not able to utter a word but can operate the latest mobile phone.Sometimes out of frustration or business, we give gadgets to our kid because it is highly addictive and can make your child busy for hours. We do get some time when our toddlers are busy with gadgets, but why do we complain when they start demanding gadgets on their own?  Why do we feel frustrated when they refuse to eat because you are not playing their favourite rhyme? You should thank yourself for all these future problems.

Please don”t turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the bad effects of the gadgets. I am putting some ill -effects of overexposure of gadgets –

GOOF BRAIN – According to the research, gadgets can result in slow brain development. Exposure to things is good but overexposure can lead to a goof brain.

SEDATE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT -Best physical development happens when toddlers are exposed to nature. They should be playing with their toys and moving around in stroller rather than glued to T.V or gadgets. Lack of physical activity is equal to delayed physical development.

VARIOUS HEALTH RISK – Toddlers are like buds, exposure to such high rays is not worthy. It can lead to various health risks like low appetite, weak eyes, low concentration and much more.

HAMPER SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS – Gadgets are so addictive that they can make toddlers antisocial. They’ll be less emotional towards the people and more attached to electronics. They’ll be left with no friends and bonding.

ADDICTION TO AGGRESSION – In no time, addiction of gadgets can lead to tantrums and aggression. Yes, it’s true they’ll throw all their cards to get what they want. It can lead to a hawkish child.

There are a number of risk factors related to overuse of electronics for toddlers. They should be exposed to the things but at the right time and in a right manner. Let them see the world with their eyes. Let them explore every little thing with their small fingers. Let them play freely.


I am sharing some easy methods to keep your toddlers away from gadgets.

  • Spend time with your family and kids. Kids are the best imitators, so set an example by leaving your mobile phone.
  • Try to keep gadgets out of child’s reach.
  • Encourage your child to play outdoor games rather than mobile games.
  • Subscribe to monthly activity boxes. This involves pleasure and plays at the same time.
  • Encourage them to learn from everyday experience rather than videos.
  • Set a play area for your kids by keeping his toys and books.

Hope you like the article on gadgets and its addiction.

Did these tips helped you?? Looking forward to your views in the comment section below.


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