ok so I have 2 42' tv's and we're definitely the type of family that seems to have the tv going all day long, whether we're watching it or not. My boyfriend was raised on tv, or so he says and I just go along for the ride. But I had no idea my 10 week old would be so into the tele. It's crazy, she twists her head as far as it will go just to get a peek at it. Sge just stares and stares at it like a little zombie! I wasn 't planning on letting her watch tv until at least 2 yrs old. I wasn't allowed to watch tv until I was ten. But it seems like I'm going to have to turn it off a little earlier than I expected. Do you think tv affects a newborns brain development? All those flashing lights and sounds and no interaction? At this early age I just don't know...Answer Question
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:26 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on May. 8, 2009
Yes, I think TV is very bad for baby's brain development. It's recommended that children under 1 watch no TV. and even older toddlers very little TV and only programs for toddlers. I honestly think excessive TV watching hinders language development and contributes to attention problems. My son's day care does 1/2 hour of TV in the afternoon and I'm very unhappy about it. The only thing that makes me feel better about it is that his teacher says he just plays the whole time anyway.
It sounds like your instincts are telling you it's a bad idea. You should trust them.
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