Do you let your baby watch any television?

JuliAnne - posted on 09/11/2010 ( 46 moms have responded )

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If so, what do you let them watch? My daughter watches baby einstein sometimes for about 20 min a day tops

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Tricia - posted on 10/10/2010

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we tryed the baby einstein but my little girl had no interest in them. but she loves signing time and veggie tales. we let her watch one episode after nap time.

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I have twins so I put on a baby signing DVD to entertain one while I am putting the other to bed/nap. I play a 10 minute segment.

Wanda - posted on 09/28/2010

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Lily-rose watches in The Night garden everyday. For about 30 minutes. Can't take her eyes off it! LOL

Nati - posted on 09/27/2010

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My baby is 11 months old and she likes mickey mouse and barney she doesn't watch the whole episode, but laugh when unny things happens. and she likes when thay dance or sing she try to imitate them.

Brittanie - posted on 09/26/2010

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My 11 month old does not watch any Tv yet. He does love when commercials with music come on though. It always catches his attention. One day about a week ago he was in his highchair eating breakfast and I put Sesame Street on for his 3 yr old brother and he did seem to enjoy watching it.

Shy - posted on 09/26/2010

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My 11 month old watches Baby Can Read so far she is doing great. She watches it about three times a day plus using flash cards. She also watches Curious George, Word World, Sesame Street We watch Sprout channel. Shaylyn is able to say many words, she can say sentences. I'm so proud of her. Tv is good when it's educational for them.

Allison - posted on 09/24/2010

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My daughter loves to watch the cartoons on PBS, she mostly plays and watches when they sing, Word World, Sid the Science Kid, and Dinosaur Train are her favorites, she also watching the signing time... i love that even tho she plays while its on the tv, she can still hear them spelling and pronoucing words so she can learn to spell, alos its helping her learn to talk faster hearing the sounds the letters make

Crystie - posted on 09/24/2010

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My older kids watch PBS in the mornings before breakfast and my 11 month old is usually in the room but he doesn't pay attention to the tv. They say not to let them watch it at all but that's not really realistic..."everything in moderation."

Kristy - posted on 09/23/2010

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My older son (2.5yrs) is allowed an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon, usually Gabba, Mickey Mouse and similar stuff.

I would never turn the TV just for my 11 month old - that level of stimulation is too much for their developing brains and there is nothing about it that is good for them. Listening to music, like kids CD's and nursery rhymes, singing, tapping and 'dancing' along is good for them to help develop rhythm.

Louise - posted on 09/23/2010

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my son loves dora and deigo timmy time ,jermey kyle!!! he always stops what hes doing whne that comes on in the mornings!he watches tv in his room while i sort my other son out at bath time and such just so i know hes safe and not doing anything he shouldnt1

Krystal - posted on 09/22/2010

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my daughter is 11 months and I let her watch Elmo, Arthur, Little People, and sometimes Barney. She doesnt sit an watch the whole thing... she is always crawling around and playing while its on.. she mostly just listens to it!

Natalie - posted on 09/21/2010

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The Wiggles and Bob the Builder. He isnt interested in much else.. just likes the bright colours. usually he more interested about crawling around and getting under my feet when I'm doing the housework! But I leave a dvd on for him sometimes so he can go sit back in there and play with his toys and listen to the music.

Margaret - posted on 09/21/2010

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My ii month old son usually watches Sprout while eating breakfast in his highchair for about 20-30 minutes. I usually have it on in the background while he plays throughout the day, but he doesnt really "watch" it.

Kayla - posted on 09/20/2010

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I put on Playhouse disney in the morning for my son, i want to get ahold of some old seseme street eps and stuff like that too

Mary - posted on 09/20/2010

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my son really don't like to watch tv that often. he would rather watch movies or someone play PlayStation or something like that. my son usually watches anything i would watch. i don't limit him to just baby shows/movies. i feel whatever i would watch i would let him watch. and if i wouldn't let him watch it then i don't watch it.

My-Thuy - posted on 09/20/2010

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i let Nora watch PBS. they have tons of educational programs and cartoons for her on there.

Natasha - posted on 09/19/2010

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I have my daughter watch baby signing time a few times a week. I also put the closed caption on so she will learn to read as well.

Donna - posted on 09/19/2010

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the tv is almost always on in my house but she doesnt watch it, she's more into playing and running laps through the livingroom, kitchen and hallway

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Nick Jr. is adorable! Or course we watch it together, play along, dance and sing. And it definitely is educational. Ever see the Fresh Beat Band?!?!?! I can't get those songs out of my head, and it's ok cuz they are great! I got the baby einstein music dvds... biggest waste of money. The music is dumbed down. I'd rather just play her the real Mozart, Beethoven etc... which I do.

Toni-lee - posted on 09/17/2010

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my children watch cartoons for half an hour or so during the afternoon and will sometimes watch a movie before bed

Denise - posted on 09/17/2010

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Sure I do, she doesn't watch tv constantly, but when its on if a singing or dancing comes on it grabs her attention for a minute or too. Natalie watches Sesame Street, Word World, Sid the Science Kid, Curious George, Dinosaur Train...all educational and I enjoy them as well!!!

Tiffany - posted on 09/17/2010

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My daughter loves Nick Jr...we watch Ni Hao Kai-lan, Mrs Spiders Sunny Patch, Olivia, Dora, Yo Gabba Gabba (the worst lol) and Wonder Pets. I wish she didn't like TV, but she plays while watching it too and we only let her watch Nick Jr or Disney. We tried Baby Einstein but she wanted nothing to do with it, along with Animal Planet. When we're at other peoples houses, she doesn't tend to watch the TV but instead plays with all the new toys she sees lol.Now if I could only get her to do that at home. We play on the floor with her, go for walks, go for rides...anything to try to get her to not watch TV.

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My son never watches the tv, he is not interested in it I am really pleased to say. TBH I try not to have it on while he is awake because I try to do different activities with him, we listen to more music than the tv is on during the day.

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My daughter doesn't watch any children's programmes but I must admit she is in the room when I'm watching tv. She loves ads and the beginnings of shows (Stargate LOL). I try not to have the tv on all the time but I only work 2 days a week so that's a lot of time to not have the TV on.

Sally - posted on 09/16/2010

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My baby occasionally looks at the TV when her big sister is watching Between the Lions or when the family is watching a movie. It doesn't hold her interest very long. I would never turn the TV on just for her. TV isn't all that healthy for anyone and the younger you are the less good for you it is.

Jade - posted on 09/16/2010

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my son will watch anything, if something colourful or music comes on hes glued to it! we have the tv on all day but he is off crawling around so doesnt really watch it alot. he loves the directline advert & the foxy bingo advert!!! he likes to watch spongebob aswell

Olivia - posted on 09/16/2010

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My daughter like Mickey Mouse, and somtimes sponge bob. She won't watch the whole episode, just a little bit at a time.

Jessica - posted on 09/16/2010

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I have a 3 year old boy who is just really now getting into tv where he will watch whole cartoons after preschool when we get home from work... my daughter who will be one, though, loves it... when my son was her age, he didn't care anything about it, but my daughter already knows elmos laugh, and cracks up every time she hears it, and i see her really looking at it when my son watches, dora or diego or kai lan, or caillou...my aunts tell me she is just like me and when i was a baby i used to sit and watch soap operas with my mom!!... it figures that we would be just alike, me and my daughter's bdays are only a week apart!!

Dionne - posted on 09/16/2010

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My daughter loves Mickey Mouse. Only time she sits and watches it is a breakfast playhouse disney is on during times in the day but its on in the background whilst she plays.

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My son loves The Wiggles. It's the only thing he will actually watch. Everything else might catch his eye but generally he is too busy playing with his toys or outside :)

Stacey - posted on 09/15/2010

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I let my kids have the tv on during the day....3yr old girl will watch as much as we let her but try to limit it to a little in morning and again in arvo...11month old boy really only watches when music comes on...a lot of kids shows are quite educational so I don't mind them watching a few shows over course of the day....my daughter learnt to speak spanish just from watching dora and it has also helped with her english....like everything in life - if done in moderation it can be great

Shela - posted on 09/15/2010

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my 3 year old loves blues clues, yo gabba gabba, little bear and dora on nick jr. sometimes its the only thing i can put on to do some work around the house. my 10 month old doesnt pay too much attention just plays with his toys in his play pen.

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My daughter watches Mickey Mouse Clubhouse after breakfast every morning. I put her in her play yard so she has her toys to play with while watching it. I may put on about two episodes but that is it for the day. We tried different cartoons but she didn't really express an interest in them like she did with Mickey Mouse.

Heather - posted on 09/14/2010

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My son will watch Curious George during lunch, and I just introduced a Blues Clues video about birthdays. He doesn't sit and watch TV, he more just glances at it while he is playing and roaming around.

Jgpclan - posted on 09/13/2010

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My baby watches Baby signing time once or twice a day depending on what I have to get done...she just learned how to sign she's finished and more. She loves that show and she is learning a lot. she does not watch more than one hour a day.

ALYSSA - posted on 09/13/2010

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my daughter watches leap frog and baby einstein when she is tired and falling asleep then mozart goes on. i more use the tv as a night light because she is deathly afraid of the dark (which we dont know why)

Jessica - posted on 09/13/2010

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we watch wonder pets, ni hao kai lan, maggie and the ferocious beast, yo gabba gabba (but i hate it), and olivia. all on nick jr.

Krista - posted on 09/13/2010

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My son isn't interested in tv yet. I used to put on playhouse disney and sit him in the pak n play so I could get things done, but never paid attention to the tv, just the toys in the pak n play :)

Brittany - posted on 09/12/2010

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my son loves mickey mouse & thats it. we watch it every morning on disney & after its done hes all done watching tv hes not into watching anything else, which i think is good. too much tv isnt good for anyone! but when its teaching them something its very good for them

Shevaun - posted on 09/11/2010

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my little girl watches th baby show on chanel 6 every morning at breakfast it has programs apout colours numbers an animals ect its on bout 30min or so but she dose not watch it th hole time she losses interest

Sharon - posted on 09/11/2010

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We don't have anything specific for him to watch. When I am feeding him his breakfast bottle and his night-time bottle I sit in the loungeroom and he'll watch the TV for about 5mins after he's eaten, then he's off again and wandering around. He can't sit still for more than 5mins, always off and getting into something.
Oh, but he loves music clips, when hubby has them on, Xander will groove away while he's watching them.

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