I try to limit, but it is difficult. I can't drive yet (working on getting my license) and my husband isn't home until 3pm so we usually do stuff when he is home and on weekends.
He watches a TV show like Daniel tiger, super why or something like that in the morning for maybe an hour. Then the rest of the time I will play music and we will play with toys or color before his nap. We don't have internet installed in our home so we are only online through our phones or mobile hot-spot if we are wanting to watch Netflix.
After his nap he maybe watches a little bit, but that's usually when he is wanting to do other things and right around when his dad gets home. Maybe through out the entire day 2 hours maybe 3 if that, but he isn't always watching it. He would much rather play with his toys or "help" me clean the house.
When he is watching TV it is usually educational so I don't feel guilty.
Youtube (Cocomelon or Wiggles) and ABC kids are the only show my daughter watches. I only let her watch TV before going to bed at night and when I'm driving (else she'll cry the whole trip) 😊
I play “super simple songs” on YouTube when he’s fussy. They’re cute and educational and keep my sanity.
Kids should not be exposed to screens until they’re 3 . This also means that care givers should limit themselves as well because you can’t expect your infant to suppress their curiosity when you, as their “idols”, are spending time on it constantly.
My eldest (3 year) has an old iPhone and a tablet. Both have kids YouTube, Netflix, educational games, and books.
She gets maybe gets 2hrs of screen time for the whole day since she stays home with my SIL.
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