Joy - posted on 09/24/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
This is a hot topic around my house. My husband wants to get our son a Cars TV with the built in DVD player for his 3rd birthday next month. I don't have a problem with getting him his own tv, just in where my hubby wants to put it....in our son's room. I am completely opposed to putting a tv in his room at such a young age. We have an office with plenty of room for a tv and I think it should go in here. That way I could continue to limit how much he watches. We co-sleep with our son, and part of me thinks this is my hubby's way of telling me that he's ready for Jacob to sleep in his own bed but he denies this is his reason. He just says "Why shouldn't he have a tv in his room? I did." And to that, I say "Why SHOULD he have one? I didn't." And for me, it's not just that I didn't have one. It's that I feel like it would be starting him on a path towards inactivity. I try to limit how much tv he watches and I try to keep him outside playing as much as possible. I feel like having a tv in his room at so young an age is just asking for trouble down the line.
So, what about you ladies? Do your kids have their own tv's in their rooms? If so, how old were they when you did it? And if not, why not?