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The Surprising First Word That 8% Of Babies Say

Every parent can’t wait to hear what their baby’s first word will be (and secretly hope it will be ‘mama’) – so this revelation of what it may be will surprise you…

We know we’re living in a tech-savvy world and that even small children love their screen time, but we didn’t realise quite how obsessed with gadgets and gizmos babies are.

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It’s been revealed that 8% of babies says ‘tablet’ as their first word, hinting at just how many babies have regular access to iPads and the like.

In a survey on the impact of tablets to parenting conducted by Twickenham-based company Tech21 last month, one than one in eight parents admitted that their little one’s first word was ‘tablet’.

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Of the 3,612 polled parents, 12% revealed that they let their toddlers, aged two and under, play with their tablet. Two in five said their allowed their children to use tablets for at least an hour a day and 7% admitted that their kids spend up to four hours a day on a tablet.

But it’s not all happy playing – 81% of the polled parents said that their child had previously broken their device by dropping or throwing it.

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What was your baby’s first word? Let us know in the comments box below.

 
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