We have the TV on mainly first thing and before bed. For most of the day we're out and about or playing or she's at nursery. I don't think there's anything wrong with it. My 3yo has learnt so much from the TV and it sparks conversations for us. She learnt the alphabet song when she was 2 from nursery rhymes on YouTube. Everything in moderation is fine in my eyes and do what works for you.
I’m against screen but sometimes I need a 5 minutes break so I just put the tv on. I’d say max he’ll have in a day is 10 minutes but not everyday.
My little one does have snippets, it's mostly if he's fussing while I'm making dinner, or if we are out eating dinner etc and he's bored. I don't notice a change in his behavior when he watches it x
My tv is on all day in the background not sure if it’s why my little one can say well over 100 words at 16 months or if it’s just a coincidence . I did feel guilty about the tv but I have a 3 month old also now so needs must with the tv x
I don't think there's anything wrong at all - it's all so educational now! My 17 month old girl's speech is amazing- can count, knows colours, names foods and animals etc, and I honestly put alot of that down to Miss Rachel and Blippi!
Also because she's used to TV she doesn't actually care about it, she'd much rather play with her toys whilst it's on in the background. Whereas I've known people who only give screen time as a treat and they're children and then so consumed and won't take their eyes off it, and have major tantrums when they turn it off! But we have none of those problems!
We have it in all the time, my boys speech is amazing and he pretend plays lovely he only watches it every now and gain throughout the day and he likes to watch it after his bath with his bottle, hasn’t affected his development one bit. He will watch my iPad whilst I get ready just so I can make sure he stays in one place haha but other than that I don’t really let him in my iPad and he just uses my phone to pretend to call his grandad and look at pictures of people he loves which I don’t see anything wrong with that xx
My tellys on all day if he watches it that’s up to him but he’s learnt so much from Mrs Rachel so I see nothing wrong with it each to there own I say
I use screens all day every day, the tv has genuinely taught my children so much. And id literally get nothing done ever without it.
I use screens when required ie when I need to shower, nappy changes, keeping awake in the car. But it’s always miss Rachel tbh and I think he’s actually learnt a fair bit from that. Tv is on most of the day if we at home but he never just sits and watches it and I honestly do not see the harm, unless he was sitting glued to it all day which isn’t the case.
Do what’s right and works for you mum, I don’t think there is any right or wrong in this. Like someone else has said, screens are everywhere and is going to be part of their life. I get limiting it but I also get why people use it X
We just use the tv as and when needed and use common sense with it. For example, recently it’s become difficult to change his nappy but having miss Rachel on keeps him calm so we can get it done. He attends nursery full time and they have no tv there. At the weekend we go outside and or see family and we read to him at night. I don’t see tv as an issue. It’s part of our lives and they are all going to be into tech as part of their futures so may as well start them early. At 18 months he has learned how to use a phone and knows how to take pictures and face time family. He’s learned loads of words and songs from moss Rachel too so I think it’s a good thing xx
@Michelle in our case we don't have it on at all, I did watch some series while feeding her in the early days but nothing since then (not since she could see it). It just gathers dust! There's not really time for us watch it after work as we cook/clean/spend time together (she loves "helping" 😅) then it's bath and books/bedtime! If I had an older one that wanted to watch TV I'd just have the younger with me or in the playroom instead I think
I am intrigued by when people say no screen time at all, do you physically not have the TV on at all? Or do you mean baby cartoons and kids channels? Do you all only have 1 child?
Just curious because when my oldest gets in from school he usually puts netflix on in the front room and I couldn't tell him he can't because of the baby.
In general, yes I do allow miss rachel/cbeebies but it does mostly get ignored. It's back up for if I'm cleaning/cooking 😂
My girl watches tv. She has learnt a lot of words off the tv and dances to songs and all that x tbh she is doing so well for her age and has always hit all her milestones with no problem. I use it so I can get things done and to keep her awake in the car if I need her to but we also do a lot of play together throughout the day xx
My little one watches the TV and has learnt plenty of songs, sign language and phrases from doing so. She can have the TV on during play time but it’s off for naps, meals and an hour before bed. I make sure to only put on British English shows so she doesn’t pick up an American accent as it always bothers me when British kids use American terms from watching too much YouTube 😂
Whilst she’s interested in my phone I’ve never allowed her to actively use it so she just pretends to have phone calls etc. and we FaceTime dad whilst he’s at work. I think there’s so much pressure surrounding screen time but it can be so beneficial if used safely and with limits and controls 😊
We don’t do any screen time, it’s not really recommended till after 2, and even then limited to 30 minutes so we’ll stick to that if it comes to it. My little boy would rather watch the washing machine and read books! X
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I honestly thought about limiting screen time but my little girl has learnt so much from educational videos so I honestly see no issue. We do still limit it but I'm not strict with it. She loves miss rachel, Blippi, the wiggles. The TV is always on in the background and to be honest she would rather play with her toys lol x
We haven't used any, she has never watched TV, but I did start showing her pictures of herself on my phone while I was brushing her teeth. Her behaviour went downhill very quickly and every time she saw a phone she would scream for "pictures". I think they're too bright and overly stimulating for anything else to compare (toys, outside etc) so we've stopped it now and she's much happier