Over 25% of parents use electronic devices to read their children bedtime stories

More than a quarter of parents say they use electronic devices to read their children bedtime stories.

A new UK study has found that parents are relying on Alexa or Google Home to put their children to sleep.

26 percent of parents have used home assistants like Alexa to take on the role of bedtime storyteller.

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More than half of respondents to a new UK study by Booktrust use a phone or tablet – or even an app like YouTube.

Sleep Consultant Erica Hargaden says that ALL phones and devices should be put away an hour before bed:

She says a routine before bedtime is key, and that a traditional book is a much better choice:

Just over 31 percent said work or commuting stops them getting home in time to be there for the bedtime routine.

While 20 percent said they are simply “too busy.”