Is it bad to let your baby watch TV?

Tammy - posted on 02/24/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I've heard that letting your baby watch TV is bad. Sometimes Jackson will be in the middle of one of his colic fits and suddenly he'll stop, I'll soon after realize it's because his little eyes are glued to the TV, is this bad???, because I usually turn him away or turn it off.

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Brittney - posted on 02/24/2012

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No, the only reason they say watching tv is bad is because they need people to people contact more than tv.



http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201... Basically, this is saying that too much tv causes -a seven percent decrease in classroom engagement;

-a six percent decrease in math achievement (with no harmful effects on later reading);

-a 10 percent increase in victimization by classmates (peer rejection, being teased, assaulted or insulted by other students);

-a 13 percent decrease in weekend physical activity;

-a nine percent decrease in general physical activity;

-a none percent higher consumption of soft drinks;

-a 10 percent peak in snacks intake;

-a five percent increase in BMI.





when it really comes down to, limits will help a lot.

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