hi freyamum, honestly, just do what you need to do to get through the day. There is no need to worry about using the tv too much. Every interaction with children, infants, is learning, and it is all important. If you have a worry, then maybe just make one day a no tv day, or set a time for one other activity that means the tv is off. I don't think you are doing any harm. marie.
If you need the TV then use it @Freyamum. Otherwise just turn it off.
In our house TV is used for 15-30min in the morning after the big Kids are dressed for the day. And then 10-30min in the afternoon for big kids to chill after school/daycare. They also watch TV if I'm sleeping or resting.
I have the radio on when I'm home tho for noise pollution. I have my middle child (3.5yo) and my baby home FT.
I understand my circumstances are different as my kids are happy being independent for the most part. Dd2 has just worked from her nap and playing with blocks quietly as dd3 sleeps.
Our tv is on abc kids all day. When he was that age he loved tv. He had free access. Then as he grew his interests grew and tv is just another thing to do. Probably only watched an hour or so a day now. Don't beat yourself up. Long live the tv!
Nothing wrong with a bit of TV if you need it. As long as your kids are watching age appropriate programs. I was reading before kindy thanks to Sesame Street. If TV allows you to have a coffee that's a bonus. It TV stops you from doing other things you really want to do then it's a problem.
In summary - God bless TV.!
Do what you need to to get threw the day. It sounds like you do heaps with your dd don't feel guilty. Everything in moderation.
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