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t,v Qs

my son is gonna be 2 years old next week..
he lovess watching t.v...
no problem BUT!!
he like to stand in front of the t.v..
from his head to the t.v is only inches away..
is this really bad for his eyes??
always. what can i do so that he could watch t.v but not in front of it..
i try sitting him down.. and he gets mad nd gets right back up!!
help... thanks girl...

 
yamil519

Asked by yamil519 at 2:20 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (8)
  • I was always told it was bad and have poor eye sight. My dd gets her nose right by the tv so I put a pillow down where I want her to sit and she does. She protests first but I ignore it and she sits down
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 4:58 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • My son used to do the same,
    he's 6 now,
    his eyes are fine.
    I would always try to get him
    to stop as well, didn't work.
    Maybe if he has his own little chair,
    you could place it a good distance
    away, and maybe he would stay?
    Good Luck!
    Rachel24517

    Answer by Rachel24517 at 2:27 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • try giving him a flip couch for his birthday. My son got an elmo one for his 1st b day (he is about 2 1/2 now) and he still LOOOVES
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 2:35 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • it. sorry. pressed a button- and it posted. anyway, he sits on teh couch pretty often to watch his shows.
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 2:36 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • or just turn off the TV and tell him no tv unless you sit /stand here. Then give a chair, or a mark onthe floor so he visually knows exactly where he has to be. Once there, turn the TV back on. If he gets too close, turn it back off.

    I'm not sure if it's actually bad, but it could signal an eye sight problem or add to it over time. Does he hold books close too?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/eyes/vision_facts_myths.html
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1107/will-sitting-too-close-to-the-tv-reading-with-bad-light-etc-ruin-your-eyes
    http://www.rense.com/general57/tvcpom.htm

    interesting articles. The last one is more recent saying it's possible, but I don't think a proper study has yet to be done. It basically says short-sightedness is on the rise, but we are not 100% sure why.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • no he's only like that when it comes to t.v... when he looks at other thing like his toys or books.. he's fine... my mother in`law told me to leave him alone thats he's fine...thats what all kids do...... but i wasnt sure
    yamil519

    Answer by yamil519 at 2:50 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • turn it OFF - ignore the tantrum - distract with another activity.


    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

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