Vera - posted on 06/14/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )
Just wondering how many of you let your little ones watch TV on a regular basis? Do you find it helpful or harmful? If you let them watch it what do they watch and for how long?
My daughter is going on 16 months and I don’t let her watch TV. If there is something on in the back ground (like news or discovery channel) she might look up for a second but for the most part I try to keep her from watching things like cartoons etc. and play with her or do something instead. I really hate the idea of TV being a babysitter. I’m pretty strict about TV and find most cartoons these days have bad behavior etc in them anyway but…
I know that there are those “Baby Einstein” videos and they look like they might be interesting; but the problem is that the American Academy of Pediatrics doesn’t recommend any TV until they are at least 2 or older due to developmental issues, brain activity, etc.
So what are your thoughts on these videos and TV?
For our Feb 2010 aged babies ... anyway.
When do you plan on letting your kids watch TV. I know I am smart enough to make deicisions for my child myself I am just asking for opinions to allow me to make a better decision.