One of the infants sits on a sofa next to her mother while the other is seen on the mobile phone screen wearing a blue bib.
”Back at Georgetown, Mc Clure and her team conducted a survey across Washington, D.
C., asking parents of infants and toddlers how many of them had ever participated in a video chat like Face Time.
Not only are they using [this technology], but they use it a lot.”And not only that—these chats were surprisingly long, often lasting for 20 minutes or more.
And many parents of young children reported using video chat with their kids even though the kids weren’t allowed to watch television.
Even when the conversations are technologically flawless, the format itself disrupts many of the cues that help babies understand what’s going on in a face-to-face interaction.
“Babies are very sensitive to eye contact, physical contact, pointing at things, and all of those can be compromised,” Mc Clure said.
Long before most babies toddle or talk, they begin to make sophisticated inferences about the world around them.
By as young as 3 months old, newborns can form expectations based on physical principles like gravity, speed, and momentum.
“Given the plethora of screens and uses for those screens that we have now, I think that we have to be a little sanguine about how much we can extrapolate,” he said.
Of course, babies being babies, it’s hard to know what they’re thinking just by watching how they act.
Meanwhile their parents, thought to be from the USA, laugh at the duo's adorable antics. One said: 'Wonder what the babies were talking about?