my 10 month old loves watching cartoons. i always have nick jr playing the the backround while he crawls around and plays with his toys. He will usually pay attention to the tv on and off for a few min.
In the morning when he wakes up after his bottle i MUST put the cartoons on for him, otherwise he will throw a fit. He will cry and be really annoyed haha He usually watches them for an hour or so.
If/When we are home in the afternoon/evening he is crawling around playing with toys and nick jr is on as usual...
should i limit how much tv he watches? when he is playing with his toys should i just have music playing? i don't want him to be addicted lol... i know cartoons arent BAD especially nick jr. its very educational BUT... for some reason i feel a little unsure about how much tv is he watching.
any ideas? suggestions? thanks!
-First Time Mommy (only child) I dont know what Im doing lol...
Answer by Sharell8710 at 2:43 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by raynestar at 3:54 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 6:23 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
TV has been linked to developmental delays, ADD/ADHD, etc. If you need the background noise, play a variety of music (aids brain development, too). http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/826.html http://health.msn.com/health-topics/adhd/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100161248
Answer by rkoloms at 6:25 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by lambdarose at 8:34 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Experts recommend no TV at all for infants and toddlers. Nick Jr. is not educational and is in no way beneficial for an infant. All that background noise of the TV is not good for brain development. You have gotten used to the TV being on and probably don't know how to function without it. You may be addicting your child to having to have the TV on. My grandson is 2 and the TV is on at his house most of the time but it is never on at my house and his behavior is much different at my house. If the TV is on it is becaue we are going to sit and watch a show or video together. With VCRs DVRs, TIVO, and shows on the internet it makes it easy to watch shows you like when kids are in bed.
Answer by Gailll at 10:22 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by Marwill at 5:15 PM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by Aniya123 at 1:09 AM on Nov. 28, 2010