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    Default How much TV for a 15 month old???

    Just after everyones opinions. My DD is going through a stage of being obsessed with play school (I don't let her watch anything else- no judgement on anyone who does, it is more I can't stand the other shows lol!)

    I have limited it to one or two episodes a day, very occasionally three. So max 90 mins a day. Is that too much?

    She is an early riser- 5.10am, and goes to bed at 6.30pm. Sleeps for 2-3 hours in the middle of the day but it does make for a really long day. I make sure we get out of the house once a day at least (visiting/library/mothers group/shops/parks/swimming lessons) and she has her own garden she plays in every day. We read so many books everyday because that is the other thing she is obsessed with!

    I'm just feeling so guilty about allowing tv, or it being too much. But I also run out of things to do with her! Eeek!


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    In my opinion that's fine, I'd never get anything done if I didn't let 14 month old DD watch some tv, she also loves play school.
    And that is a long day! don't be hard on yourself

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    Thanks 3bubbys. We always seem to find something to beat ourselves up over hey??


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    I might be wrong but I thought it was recommended that children under 2 get no TV at all.
    Sorry it is probably not what you want to hear but I do think that 90 minutes a day is a lot of TV for a 1 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney1980 View Post
    I might be wrong but I thought it was recommended that children under 2 get no TV at all.
    Sorry it is probably not what you want to hear but I do think that 90 minutes a day is a lot of TV for a 1 year old.
    That study was from 1999 and research since has shown that recomendation had no real science behind it I'm pretty sure.

    I did say the 90 min days were a rarity, it is mostly just the one 30 mins per day but lately she has been asking for it more.

    Nothing like that mummy guilt!


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    Meh, there are way worse things you could do as a parent than let your child watch some play school!

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    Another big meh here too, sounds fine and quiet time is also good, I love Playschool, me and DD are really into it

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    90 minutes of TV, I wouldn't worry about it. There are much worse (and less educational) things you could be doing with your child.

    - no TV for under 2's? Pfftttttttttttttttt!

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    It's totally fine. Sounds like she's getting plenty of exercise and outdoor activities. TV can be a great learning tool and a godsend for mummies!!

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    Personally, I don't let my under twos watch any TV. But I'm sure 1 or two episodes of play school wouldn't do any harm. I'm not sure why you asked though, as you are obviously well researched and have made up your own mind anyway.


 

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