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T.V during bedtime

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Do you let your children watch tv to fall asleep? Why or why not? Dd is 2 and has been having a hard time falling asleep. My mother used to let us watch tv when we were in our rooms and when we decided we didn't want to fall asleep with it anymore we didn't. I'm thinking about letting my dd do this. If i do she will not watch ANY TV during the day and she will only be watching educational shows. what are your thoughts?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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by Anonymous 9 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM
No. I think it's a bad habit personally.
by Bronze Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM

my son only gets 15 minutes at night after his bath, and he would of had to earn it with good behavior through out the day. After that we read a story and go to sleep. I never let him fall asleep with it on. We limit his tv time, and make him earn it.

by Platinum Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM
It's on for background noise. He doesn't like music. He looks at books until he falls asleep.
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by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

 Nope. My son is 9 years old and just now got a TV. He still is only allowed to watch at night on special occasions and never really cares to ask anyways. He's been taught to read a book until he can fall asleep.

by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM
First we don't have TVs in bedrooms.
Find a small book light, they even make clip on ones that will clip to a headboard.
Then she can look at books and the light won't keep her up.
Or try music, or even books on CDs.

We won't ever put a tv in our kids rooms. Ever.
So falling asleep to tv won't happen.
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by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM
both of my kids have tvs going all night. it helps them fall asleep fast, and doubles as background noise and a nightlight. been that way for a few yrs now. works great for us.
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by squeekers on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM

 we dont let kiddo fall asleep to TV, it makes them dependant on a noise in the background and then you cant fall asleep to quiet. if they just have to have noise, we gave DD a table top fan and that became her white noise generator and way to keep her cool in the summer.

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Nope because they should learn to get themselves to sleep and not rely on the tv. I don't let them watch tv in their rooms, period. My kids wouldn't sleep, they'd stay up all night watching TV.

by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

when she's sick or on the weekend I'll let her watch a show before bed. During the school week no because she won't fall asleep. She'll watch netflix until she's cross eyed. lol

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

i let all three of mine watch a disney movie on dvd/vcr (yeah i am old) and set the sleep timers so once movie was done it just turned off.  But we live in a rather noisy area so for us it was more like keeping the outside noises from bothering them or startling them awake when they were just dozing off.

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