Baby TV - Sky 623 - Was it wrong to let her watch?
Normally I shower and get ready when LO is asleep, but this morning she woke early and I needed to be ready so couldn't wait till her next nap.
I strapped her in her bouncer and flicked through the kids TV channel and found "babyTV" on Sky channel 623.
LO has always been fascinated with the TV whenever its been on, which is not really often. It's not on during the day except sometimes a bit of news or music and that's if we are in. But in the evening when we are all together and doing our usual night time routine, she might catch a bit of Coronation St! I don't know if its the lights or sound or both, but she certainly is interested.
So, I used babytv to babysit her while taking a shower this morning, and I have never seen her so absorbed. Literally. It has lots of colours, contrasts and sounds. She loved it.
How bad is this? Would a few minutes a day while doing essential things be such a bad thing? Anyone else's LO watch this or is fascinated with the TV? How much (if any) would you let them watch at 4 months? Any other ways to keep LO's happy and safe while showering? Thanks...xx
I think it's fine! Abi loves play Disney and in moderation I can't see a problem. I tend to put her in her bumbo or bouncy chair with in the bathroom with me and just leave the door or window open a touch to let the steam out a bit, it's working wonders for her cold at the mo!
Baby tv does a really nice bedtime bit with lots of calming classical music which I put on for background noise sometimes when were getting ready for bed.
My LO used to love watching Strictly! My hubby works away alot and when LO would nap during the day, I would too. I used to stick that on or the american version and go for a quick shower. Every time I came back in the room, she was shaking her leg to the music. She now loves the dresses and music. Sometimes when your on your own, I find its the easiest way. x x x
was going to start this thread myself
discovered Baby TV two weeks ago and never looked back since!
Its b**** brilliant!! Never seen anything like it. Its not only commercial free which I love and the programmes are educational but my LO whos only 3 months really seems to be developing a lot quicker than expected. The original thing about is unlike TinyPop or Cbeebies its geared up for the really young babies who just want to look at colour sound and movement.
Shes been watching every day, (when I'm in the shower like you) shes hypnotised by it all, and as of this week she has started laughing! Im so happy as a smiles a smile, a lot of people still say its just wind when she smiles at them, but today she was giggling non stop for 3 or 4 minutes, I couldnt belive it, and i think its thanks to the stimulation shes getting from the programmes. They are short and sweet and even I enjoy watching them, they are not all lairy and loud and you can understand what people are saying. When shes a bit older and crawling around of course I will set a limit on how much she watches, but for now Im happy to let the channel enthuse her.
We still have our time together chatting to each other, she babbles and I just agree
so I'd say she watches BabyTV for about 1 1/2 in the morning and 1 1/2 in the afternoon and I get on with things around the house. Its GREAT!
Ozzie used to love the colours on the TV and I'd stick it on if I needed to get on for 5 minutes. Nowdays he couldn't care less about what's on, he's too busy trashing the house and getting up to things he shouldn't be. For Ozzie, Tv is so last week
At one of my baby classes last week they said not to let little one's watch tv until they are 2 years old! I couldn't believe it! Sometimes I have the childrens station on in the background for Bella...but I'm wondering why it's bad now? Too stimulating?
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