A new pushchair accessory has caused outrage among experts, who say it can damage your child's development.
The new ‘iPram' tablet holders, which can be attached to any pushchair, have been called "horrific" by BabyCalm author Sarah Ockwell-Smith. Speaking to the Sun newspaper, she said: "The devices undermine parents. Babies don't need gadgets and gizmos.
"I can't see any benefit. Research shows making under twos watch screens can damage their development."
Tablets have proven increasingly popular as a tool to entertain and educate children, but development experts are concerned that they are being used as ‘electric babysitters'.
Research published in the British Medical Journal found that a child born today will have spent a full year staring at screens (tablet, computers, TVs) by the time they reach seven. This was supported by a 2014 poll finding that half of British parents routinely allow infants to play with their smartphones and tablets, with one-in-seven admitting to letting their child spend more than four hours a day on hand-held devices.
The Royal household has even admitted to letting Prince George on an iPad, with Prince William saying it is ‘a good way to teach him the inner workings of electronics'.It can often be hard to escape technology when it comes to entertaining children, with tablets, phones, televisions and electronic toys dominating the market, but where do you draw the line when it comes to screen time? Would you ever buy an ‘iPram'? Let us know in the comments below.