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29-05-2014 05:29 #11
29-05-2014 05:50 #12
When DS was a baby his favourite show was Deal or No Deal. He didn't really watch much tv because I didn't really need to put it on for him.
DD watches plenty of TV. Maybe on average an hour a day? Certainly more than zero. And has done since very young. Unless you don't have a tv at all, it's impossible to stop a second child watching tv. Like BRV though she unfortunately has little interest in watching it, much to my dismay.
Besides I was pretty sure those recommendations were amended as they are unrealistic.
Eta yep http://mobile.philly.com/blogs/?wss=.../&id=229483331
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29-05-2014 05:58 #13
I've seen people sit immobile babies right in front of the telly, in a bouncer or some such. That does not sit right with me - the babe can't escape/turn away etc if it gets overwhelming.
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29-05-2014 06:02 #14
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29-05-2014 06:29 #15
Dd1 only watched "my" shows when she was a infant, it wasn't really until she was almost 2 that abc kids came on in our house. That was only because I was heavily pregnant and exhausted. Dd2 always had the tv on since birth pretty much because her sister was watching it. Like most others it's mainly background noise. It is funny though they can be playing outside then hear the Peppa Pig music and go running inside.
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29-05-2014 06:42 #16
29-05-2014 07:29 #17
I'm glad I asked, it's quite interesting really. I thought I was doing the same thing as everyone else, turns out I'm the strict one! I might relax the rules a little bit but I can't ever see myself being ok with having the TV on all day.
@FearlessLeader, thanks for the link. It says the new reccomendations suggest you discourage under 2's from screen media exposure.
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29-05-2014 09:42 #18
My dd is 18 months. As I type this she's watching the wiggles. She's been playing all morning plus had an OT session. So it's a little downtime. She'll crawl away when she's had enough.
She's likes to watch Peppa...Giggle & Hoot and Cloudbabies. It's a life saver in this house. I wouldn't get dinner cooked without it.
I don't think it's a big deal. As long as everything is balanced. I mean I like watching the tv for some downtime. Why wouldn't she?
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29-05-2014 10:05 #19
DD didn't really watch much tv before 2 - and she wasn't really interested in it until 2.5.
DS has watched bits and pieces since he was born (because it was sometimes on for DD to watch). At 18 mths he has just recently become really interested and loves Peppa pig
29-05-2014 10:19 #20
I'm another that has the tv on as background if I'm home during the day. My bub is only 9 weeks old, so she doesn't have much awake time yet. She'll stay in her bouncer for maybe 15 mins at a time. It faces out across the entry hall to our library, so she can see everything in the lounge and towards a window. Mostly she's interested in the toy bar, but she will turn her head to see the tv. I don't have any kids programs showing yet - bub seems mostly attracted to news programs where there's a lot of faces.
I don't have a problem with kids watching a little bit of tv, but I don't like seeing parents whip out an iPad to keep the kids quiet when they're out. My constant companions when I was out with my parents were a book and my teddy.
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