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I hate when things are too quiet around the house so I usually leave the TV on for background noise. I hardly watch it and when I do, I basically zone out. Now I've heard that LO's shouldn't watch TV until at least 2 years old, so am I bad for having the TV on all day? He does stare at it and will fall asleep watching TV, but will this affect his development? Should I not have the TV on?
JD likes to look at it but I think its just because he likes lights. DD loved the tv when she was young and shes pefectly fine. However I do think its good for them to not sit in front of it all day long
Violet doesn't seem too interested in the TV, but if I catch her looking at it (which has happened maybe twice) I just turn her away. My oldest wasn't interest either, but my second was. He loved to look at it. Now he's not "slow" and has hit all his milestones, but not nearly at the same rate as my first. Whether that has anything to do with the TV or not I have no idea, but it has certainly crossed my mind.
I have 3 other kids that watch t.v. while Savannah is in the room. She doesn't really watch it. I don't really see a problem with it. I think they mean using the t.v. as a babysitter you know just leaving the child in front of it for hours at a time.
I have heard it definitely is good to let them watch TV because their body cant "process" what they are seeing fast enough.
I am very careful not to let her watch it because I am a worry wart.
About the sound though, I would think as long as it isn't loud and you are able to think and concentrate with the sound then it shouldn't be a big deal. Before they are born it is so loud in there. I know the sounds are different but that it how I see it.