Screen time is hard. And I say that as someone who is staunchly anti-screen time for kids. I believe children should be exposed to as little television as possible, and they should engage in more active play. But at the same time, I’m on my smartphone whenever my son settles in for a long nursing session. And what has he learned from that? He knows the phone is interesting, and if Mommy wants to look at it, then he probably wants to see it too. So he grabs the phone from me a lot. He hasn’t figured out how to undo the lock screen or use it yet, but still. I feel like I’ve been a bad influence.
So, will I use my phone less? I don’t know. I use it for 99.9% of my computer-ing, and a lot of that involves promoting Mom Comic, researching whatever problem du jour the boy is having and, let’s face it, a lot of Facebook. Maybe I’ll try to cut down on my phone use, but I’ll save it for when he can get past the lock screen.