Should I let my 2 month old watch tv?

Melissa - posted on 03/21/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My two month old sometimes will cry just to cry. Should I put on Netflix? Not just any show, I would put on bible stories or Baby Einsteins. Or is it just too early to do that?

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Jodi - posted on 03/27/2013

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You shouldn't use the TV as a babysitter. But at this age, their brain connections are developing and screen time is not going to help with developing normal brain connections. Definitely try some of the other suggestions.

Sarah - posted on 03/21/2013

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At 2 months their eye sight is not very good. They are only able to see things that are VERY close to them and even then it is pretty blurry. So having the tv on would probably not do anything to help distract the crying. What you could try is a swing with a mobile on top.....things that are high contracting are the best....like black on white or red. These are things they can see the best. I would also try music. Sometimes having soothing music on helps.

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