NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, November 2, 2015, 9:05 PM
The glow of a nightlight is being replaced by that of a tablet.
Research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found that a quarter of parents surveyed at a Philadelphia clinic last year admitted using mobile devices to help put their kids to sleep at night — twice the rate reported in a 2013 Northwestern University survey.
The study of 350 children, ages 6 months to 4 years, also found that by 4, three-quarters of kids have their own mobile device, while only half had their own TV.
“Being a parent is very difficult. We’re all burning the candle at both ends, and for those times we really need them, these devices are useful. But if it becomes a constant baby-sitter, that’s a problem,” said Bronx mom Maria Castro, who writes the blog ToughCookieMommy.com.