Commercial sends daughter into tears??

Gina - posted on 03/11/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 months old and has always been interested in watching tv. She won't sit still and watch a cartoon but she'll sit still and watch commercials. She loves them! She'll sit and watch or dance and talk to them. However, when the Dulera medicine commercial comes on, it sends her into tears! She'll start screaming, crying and walk to where ever I am for me to "save" her from the commerical. Any ideas to why?!?

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Louise - posted on 03/12/2012

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Commercials are powerful tv and not really appropriate for such a young child. Turn on the disney channel and let her watch Mickey Mouse.



Commercials are recorded in a deep base formate which makes the sound louder for effect to catch the attention of the viewer.



If your going to let her watch the tv then at least let her view a channel that is going to teach her something useful like colours, letters and numbers from the Disney channel.

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Karen - posted on 03/14/2012

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If someone on TV is crying or sleeping, my daughter flips out. She can not handle another person crying. Not all sleeping characters upset her, just the cartoon ones that have eyelids suddenly appear where there were none before.



Strange, isn't it?

Katie - posted on 03/14/2012

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Children under the age 3-4 years old can't decipher the difference between reality and make-believe, so everything she sees on TV she thinks is real. Even kids who watch Mickey Mouse (my 3yr old loves Mickey Mouse - "hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!") think he's real! But that's fine because Mickey Mouse is un-offensive and meant for young children. So best to stick to those shows. If your TV is on non-kid channels, maybe just mute the commercials so at least she can't hear what's going on!

Gina - posted on 03/13/2012

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It's not that I sit her down to watch tv or anything, but if someone else is watching it and she's on the floor playing or something then they catch her attention.

**Jackie** - posted on 03/13/2012

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I agree with Louise. At 9 months you shouldn't really have anything but cartoons on when the TV is on. I usually have the TV on in the background. Sometimes I put one of the kid's music channels on and my daughter (15 months) dances.



Anyway, I have noticed that commercials are often louder than the program you are watching. Even those before and after commercials for skin products and bathroom cleaners are scary. The first voice is low and haunting and then when the bathroom is sparkling or acne is gone then the commercial gets happy. lol It is scary now that I think about it.

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