Depends how old your baby is. My girl isn't interested in tv and doesn't watch any at all. If she was interested and wanted to watch it, I wouldn't let her watch more than half an hour at her age. Maybe a maximum of one hour at 2-3 years in my opinion.
hmm ersonal choice i guess hun , there is no right answer.
our tv is always on in the back ground but my lo only sits to watch anything if fireman sam is on or a few other programs if he is tired. he has a few favorite adverts and on occasion something catches his eye for a few seconds .. but other than that dosnt really pay too much attention to it.
personally as long as your lo isnt spending all day watching tv and not doing anything else i wouldnt worry about it too much. oh i dont let Brody stand right infront of the tv to watch anything coz i know how being too close to it hurts my eyes
Simon doesn't find TV that interesting. I have yet to find something that keeps his attention for longer than 30 seconds. Regardless, I don't plan to let him watch TV regularly for awhile. There has been some interesting research out about how TV may affect language and vision development, and I know that the American Pediatric Association has a recommendation out stating that kids under two shouldn't watch it regularly.
Here's a link, if you're interested: http://www.pbs.org/parents/childrena...mericanacademy
While I agree with the recommendation in general, I also think that not all TV-watching is the same. If you are sitting down with your LO and watching an episode of Sesame Street, or whatever, and singing and clapping along, repeating words, talking to your toddler about what's happening on the show - well, I think that is very different from just turning the TV on and using it to babysit your kid, you know? I still think it's about moderation.
I really like what this site says: http://www.aap.org/family/smarttv.htm
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