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June 30th, 2011, 04:38 AM
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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?
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June 30th, 2011, 05:59 AM
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We generally have th TV on most of the evening when DH is home. I have the same concern as you, so I generally turn James away from it so he doesn't get overstimulated.
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June 30th, 2011, 07:11 AM
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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
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June 30th, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Why not leave the radio on for background noise, consumes less electricity too!
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June 30th, 2011, 07:40 AM
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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.
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June 30th, 2011, 07:49 AM
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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.
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June 30th, 2011, 07:58 AM
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Our TV is on most of the time only my 22mo has shown any interest before the age of 2-3. Usually they are too busy playing to bother sitting still to stare at the TV.
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June 30th, 2011, 09:24 AM
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The thing I would be concerned about is the constant sound. It's been shown that kids who are ALWAYS exposed to sound like that have a higher chance of having attention/focus issues.
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June 30th, 2011, 10:53 AM
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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.
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