Professor Linda Gilkerson, director of Erikson’s Fussy Baby Network, recently spoke to the TODAY show’s Health blog about using TV to soothe children’s tantrums.

She cautions against the tendency to put fussy infants and toddlers in front of the television. Just because children are quiet while watching TV, that doesn’t mean they are calm.

“They simply could be overwhelmed with stimulation and not developing their own strategies to cope,” Gilkerson adds.

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