Baby Einstein

Amy - posted on 11/11/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hello... my daughter, Rebecca is 11 months 2 weeks old, and since she was about 7 months, has LOVED Baby Einstein. We try not to show her TV too much and swore we woudlnt do the whole Baby Einstein thing since we'd heard that it actually slows language development, but we got one for a gift, and just for kicks I showed it to her one time. She cooed and kicked her legs and got so excited.

A couple weeks later, when she was real cranky and inconsolable we tried the video. It calmed her down instantly. Now, when she's truly ticked off, there seem to be only two things that have that instant effect -- going outside and letting her touch the brick on our house (which is not so fun now that it's getting cold out) or Baby Einstein.

She loves it. But I'm worried that we might overdo it, especially as the weather keeps dropping.

Does anyone else show these videos to your children? Any thoughts?

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Yes, I use them myself and my sister used them with my niece and nephew. My son loves them. We use them once in awhile, but he does enjoy them and it gives him a break and lets him relax for 20 minutes or so. It's not the end of the world :)

Amy - posted on 11/15/2008

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You're absolutely right, Rebekka... kids can sure show their personalities at a very young age! We were given two Baby Einsteins to start - Lullaby Time and Baby McDonald. Untill she became enthralled with Baby McDonald, our daughter never liked Lullaby Time... now i think she likes it because she recognizes the music/caterpillar... in general, though, she prefers the Baby Einsteins with animals and lots of puppet shows.

I guess as long as it doesn't become the solution to every problem, it's good for her to experience all different kinds of media and things.

Rebekka - posted on 11/12/2008

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I was given one Baby Einstein video at my baby shower but my son doesn't seem to have any interest in it. I didn't want to be one of those parents that had the "TV babysitter" but there are a few shows that we watch every day because from the moment he first saw them - he just loves them! "SuperWHY" on PBS is his absolute favorite show...as soon as he hears the theme music, he stops what he is doing and starts dancing along. It's just interesting to me to see/read about how different kids react to different things!

Maggie - posted on 11/12/2008

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I like them too. My daughter is getting less enthralled with them now that she's more and more mobile, but they were a life saver when she was going thru the stage of not wanting to be left alone in a room even for one second. I have to get the dishes done somehow! I think my daughter learned to clap from the "Baby Moves" video.

Sue - posted on 11/11/2008

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i bought the whole set! my daughter loves them, it keeps her attention, she even moo's at the cows. we are at home all day and need something some days to break the day up. she's a busy little girl, but when BE is on she's still! it's allowed me time to get a few things done, while she's up. i've learned some things from the videos, i imagine Emily is, too.

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