What are people's thoughts on Baby Einstein dvds? I'm thinking about buying one to help Ava stay occupied and stimulated while I do exciting things like the dishes. :)

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My son (15mo) loves Baby Van Gogh the best. I find them especially helpful when he is overtired, missed the sleep window etc. and needs some downtime. The music is soothing. My girlfriend's 3 yr old loves Baby Van Gogh also so it has some staying power.

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They are great videos....my daughter who is 3 now will still want to watch them once in a while. They are very soothing to the child.

Sarah - posted on 11/18/2008

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My girl loves them. I just promised myself that I'd never use the "repeat play" option, or show her more that 2 a day (unless she's teething!)

Megan - posted on 11/18/2008

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My daughter loves them, and sits still long enough to watch almost the whole thing now(9 months). I actually have a Netflix subscription so I rent them through there! It's a nice way to get a variety and not have to buy them all.

Laura - posted on 11/18/2008

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We love the Baby Einstein DVDs. For the really little ones, I recommend Baby Mozart and Baby Bach. As my kids have gotten older, they like Baby Van Gogh and Baby Dolittle too. My girls liked them from about 6 months and will still watch them occasionally at 3 and 5. I don't know if it's related, but my 5 year old really loves classical, jazz and opera music (odd for a child that age, I think) and she is entralled with learning the piano (practices voluntarily almost every night).

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To be perfectly honest, my son didn't begin watching television until he was roughly 2.5 years old. Before he could walk, I'd sit him in his bouncy swing in the kitchen while I did the dishes; mind you, I haven't had a functioning dishwasher since I was a teenager, so all dishes are done by hand. I think babies find as much, if not more, entertainment in the world around them than they do on the T.V. However, now that Ethan is 3.5 and can actually follow the plot of a cartoon, it ain't nothing for me to run the T.V. while I prep dinner. I have nothing against babies and television, I just think they have the capacity to occupy themselves without it.

Stephanie - posted on 11/17/2008

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My daughter was never interested in them (interestingly enought she is an Ava too). I founf that Sesame street DVD's held her attention longer because of the colours and the Music in them, now she loves to sing and dance around....

Lorry - posted on 11/17/2008

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They are GREAT. I have two children 6 months and 2 1/2 years and they both LOVE them. I pop one in and it is like time is frozen. I know a lot of the DVDs say up to 24 months, but if your child is like my daughter (the 2 1/2 year old) and LOVES music the DVDs will be in use for years!

Robyn - posted on 11/17/2008

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We have a number of BE DVDs. I truly believe that watching them helped my son's talking skills. By 18 months, he knew all the animals, including "dolphin". I think the life span (that is, the time during which a child would really like the DVDs) is about 6-24 months. Jack will still watch Baby MacDonald from time to time, but otherwise seems to be over them.
I recommend Baby Neptune, Baby Noah, and Baby MacDonald. Costco sells the DVDs in packs, and they're well worth it.

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They are great! Lily gets so excited when I turn on the sign language one, she starts bouncing incessantly in her bouncy seat when the theme music starts, but the moment the video starts she sits completely still, fixated on the screen, trying to mouth the words as the people on screen say them. Go for it, there is nothing wrong with it as long as the shows are age appropriate!

Jessica - posted on 11/17/2008

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I always swore that i would never be the mom who let there kids watch videos to occupy them, but once you become a mom it is totally different and i see no problem with letting My son teagan (11mth) watch Baby Einsteins and Wonder Pets he loves them and it gives me the one minute i need to clean my kitchen or just actually sit still for one minute. But to answer your question they are very good and educational and they do hold there attention....Hope thatthis helps///

Cinder - posted on 11/17/2008

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with popping in a DVD every once in awhile to get a few things done. I feel that as long as you are not making a habit of it or substituting it for real mommy and baby time there is no harm.

Monica - posted on 11/17/2008

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My son is 4 months old and he LOVES his baby einstein DVD. I'm not sure which one we have but he really gets so into it! I love it :) I'd definitely get one and ask for more for Christmas :) That's what I'm doing.

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