My 10 month old is getting increasingly interested in playing with cell phones and tablets. If he gets his hands on a cellphone, he can sit and play with it for ages, and loses all interest in his other toys. I have allowed him to play with these things for a short amount but then I would distract him with something else, and he would forget all about the phone. But this past week, he is starting to get really upset if he doesn't get to play with a cell phone that he sees, and I don't seem to be able to distract him from it anymore. He is not watching videos, he will just press the screen and explore it like he does with other toys. I still feel playing with electronics is going to promote unhealthy behavior in the future, instead of playing with more age appropriate toys that are probably better for his development. Is it ok to let him play with our gadgets, and how can I teach him that something is off limits at this age, without him getting upset?
Thank you so much!