do you think it's okay to take a sixteen month old to the movie theater

Marisela - posted on 04/23/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Do you think it's okay to take a sixteen month old to the movie theater

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Olivia - posted on 04/28/2015

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No, it's not good for the child and inconsiderate of others. You won't enjoy the movie either.

Gena - posted on 04/25/2015

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I wouldn't because the movies (at least in the country I live) are very loud. If he starts crying you wont enjoy the film and others might find it annoying. They wouldn't even let us in with a baby here in the country where I live.

Ledia - posted on 04/24/2015

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Evelyn makes a good point about it depending on the movie and time. There are a couple of theaters here that do a summer movies thing for kids. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am, they show a retired kids movie (rated G or PG) at a discounted rate (I think it's like $2/ticket). They actually do not allow adults without kids to these showings. Lots of moms with kids of varying ages will bring all of their kids, including the toddlers, and I think it's fine because the movies are meant to be an affordable place where stay at home parents or child carers can get out of the house for a little break while doing something fun with their kids--It's all moms and dads or whoever cares for the kids when school is out for the summer, so they know the kids are not going to be perfect all the time, and paying a sitter for the youngest ones defeats the purpose of the discount tickets.

Jodi - posted on 04/23/2015

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Definitely wouldn't recommend it. Firstly, he is too young to watch the movie and is highly unlikely to sit still for that long. That ruins other people's experience. They pay to go to the movie too - they should have the right to watch it in relative peace. There is nothing worse than being at the movies, even a kids movie, and having a child constantly being disruptive. And as a parent, there is nothing worse than having to be constantly attending to your child (or even having to take them outside) because your child is being disruptive and you are trying to be respectful of others.

Ledia - posted on 04/23/2015

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I wouldn't. It isn't recommended for children under 2 years of age to watch TV, and a movie theater is pretty much just like a giant TV.
Also, I've never seen a 16 month old child who enjoyed sitting still for an hour and a half or more without getting up to run around or play--there are no movies that would hold the attention of a child that young for that long. If the child gets antsy, you'll have to leave or you will be disturbing the other movie goers.

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