This is not to counter what the pp said about her son with autism, and I admit I don't know anything about that. But there have been studies that have shown that they don't help babies learn, and that in fact they can hinder them IF parents use them in place of reading and directly interacting. Not that you were planning on doing that, of course... But really babies don't need to be watching DVDs. We got some Baby Signing TIme dvds as a gift when our daughter was 11 months so we did let her watch one 20 minute episode every other day or so... I'm not sure if it helped or hurt. She's obsessed with books, though. I'd focus your efforts in that direction.
at 8:24 PM on Mar. 16, 2009