I just want to throw my two cents in but when I was working on my bachelors my daughter had just been born and this was something that I questioned, good news is there isn’t actually any research (that I found at that time) that tv is bad. Although tv shouldn’t be used as a replacement of one on one time and should be limited don’t feel guilty if you let your little one watch some television especially to give yourself a break to recharge.
I always said no screen time, but I let my 3 month old watch a few minutes while I grab a bite to eat sometimes. 😩 I feel so guilty about it honestly, but it isn’t for too long. He’s kind of becoming interested in toys enough to occupy himself for a while, but it doesn’t last long enough. We don’t do tv every day though.
My son is 2 years old now, he is allowed to watch cartoons when we wake up and I’m making breakfast. Then we do play time and before nap he watches his tablet and plays games, but we also have tons of books on there. When it’s bedtime the tv is off and phones are out of sight.
My son is 8 months and we have a 1.5-2 hours max per day screen time (broken up throughout the day).
But I don’t let him watch it whilst eating as he is distracted as is!
Each parent is different and I have absolutely learnt that since becoming a mum.
We ALWAYS do what works best for us, not what society says that we should or shouldn’t do.
Happy baby = happy household (mainly mummy hehe).
I think people can usually be quite judgmental with this one. PSA 🗣 EACH PARENT IS DIFFERENT AS IS THEIR PARENTING STYLE. I think it’s okay to let your kids have more screen time than others as it is for them to have no screen time at all. Do what suits you and your babies mamas ♥️
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