Alexandra - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
My son is going to be 6 months old in a week, and he loves to watch TV. My boyfriend and I will watch our regular TV while Noah is awake and he will sit in our laps and watch with us sometimes, other times we're playing with him while the TV is on in the background. Every once in a while we will put him in his exersaucer in front of the TV while we do other things around the house, but sometimes we mute the sound and play music- he really loves the lights on the TV.
I've heard that children under 2 shouldn't watch any TV, but when I hear the explanation for this, it sounds like that warning is meant for "older babies", like there should be no TV between one and two...
I've talked to some people who have said we will probably want to stop watching the more "adult-oriented" TV (PG-13 shows, the more scary things like Buffy and Supernatural) when he is around 1, because before then he doesn't really understand.
What I'm wondering is who else lets their infants watch TV, and if I should stop?