Melissa - posted on 10/27/2011 ( 79 moms have responded )
I bought a small tv/ dvd player to put in my daughter's room at birth. We didn't use it much at all until after the age of 2. Now she is approaching 2 1/2 and we let her watch a morning cartoon, or an evening dvd.
My mother voiced her opinion against the tv in her room and I was a little surprised given the control we have over when it's used. She explained that it would give our daughter a sense of entitlement. I've always heard of parents taking out the tv when punishment is due (for older children who can turn it on themselves).
Just wondered what other parents were doing in regards to the tv in the child's bedroom. Does anyone have positive experience or regrets for the option they chose?
I have an extremely active toddler. No chance of her becoming a couch potato. Her favorite thing to watch is Dora the Explorer. (If I watch any more of that, I'm might to go insane!) But I can see her learning new words and patterns and how to remember things, singing, and dancing. When she gets bored, she usually leaves the tv to come find me. I bought the dvds instead of watching on tv to avoid commercials.