Sure, it's easy to complain about technology and how we're all obsessed or addicted to it. In fact, you can use some technology to look up a bunch of articles about how horrible technology is. Still, it's hard to deny how helpful these technological advances are, especially when you're a parent looking to keep your kid entertained for a few minutes (or hours). Those little handheld gems known as iPhones are life-saving, which is probably why there are times when babies are more attached to your phone than you are. While the majority of our generation (and the generations before us) remember a time when we couldn't hold a phone in our hands, our babies are growing up in a world where handheld devices are not only common, they're a necessity.
When I had my daughter, I was on my phone around her far more than my mother was every around a phone with me. Say what you will, but I'm pretty thankful for the times I could use my phone to keep me occupied (I mean, what else are you going to do in the middle of the night during a feeding, or when your baby is asleep on your chest?). As a result, my baby girl doesn't view my phone as anything other than just a normal device, or "toy," and uses it with relative ease, which is nothing short of impressive. Of course, the debate of how much time children should be exposed to technology is very real and probably necessary. However, I don't think screen time has impeded on her learning abilities or social skills at all. In fact, my daughter is right on track (if not ahead) in her learning abilities, and I credit much of that to the learning apps and games she plays.
Still, there's no denying that my kid can get pretty attached to my phone. Thankfully, I know she's not alone, as this "struggle" is one many parents face. With that in mind, here are a few babies who love our phones as much, if not more, than we do. At least it's adorable, right?