Just play hey bear and turn off the pictures LOL my baby loves the show & she is happy even if she cant see it😂
I give my baby food or a half eaten apple or pear etc so she holds it and sucks it lol keeps her so busy I just have to pick it up if she drops it, but I get to enjoy my food that way :)
When my baby was a bit younger, I could have her on the boob whilst I ate. Wasn’t the most comfortable for me and she’d definitely end up with rice grains in her hair but it worked 😂 Now I just try to align my mealtimes with the kids.
@Sarah i agree with you, any screen time is a big no for us.
Either I sit him with me by the table… and with one hand I feed him, with the other I feed myself 😂 (I am doing spoon feeding). Or I feed him before and then I place him in the jumperoo whilst I eat. He normally lasts at least 15m in the jumperoo 😁
@SarahI agree with @Becca won’t find a prefect research that takes into consideration “moderate amount of time spent around screens” as screen time is not only tv and there are everywher, also hard to reaserch what else parents are doing and assess the quality of their interactions with their kids. I personally don’t use it as I know this is an easy stage compared to when he will be crawling and walking - I will have probably somewhere later once he is 2 years. the most conclusive reaserch is about first 1000 days that suggest that baby’s brains are like sponges and every thing has a major impact, including relationship between parents.
I had a tv on when I was kid - I turned out ok I think - but when I was born there was no screens everywhere, tablets, smartphones and I was introduced to it when I was about 4 …also the quality of images was not comparable to what we have today - it was a small tv with rubbish colours - when I watch sth from that period - I feel like I lost my sight 😂
@Catherine the tv is on in my house all the time 😂 she loves a bit of greys and eastenders
Tbf unless I have to do something that she can’t be involved in, she doesn’t sit in front of it. She loves watching me shower 😂
We eat together. I give her finger food and she's still on it long after I've finished. She's been playing/now eating next to me since she was born, I've never had a cold meal.... She's used to it now
@Sarah agree. Staying away from screens for babies for as long as possible. No judging, sometimes it is the last means of sanity. We have breakfasts and suppers together and serving little bits was a lifesaver, my LO just busy "feeding" herself I help with occasional spoon but Gosh have my two hands and a hot meal there. Lunches I normally either skip, or eat when she is asleep or I put her on her high chair and give her a toy or piece of bread to munch
When I was a baby, my mum would put cartoons on for me whilst she would be cooking dinner, having a shower etc. I am 35 yo and have never felt like I've been impacted in any way. I think the advice is like with everything, as long as its in moderation - no harm will be done 😁
@Sarah it does actually say in that article that it isn't based off screen time solely, it is each child's invidivual surroundings, the attention their parents give them, other activities they do. As we've said above, 20 minutes won't hurt, if they are sat there all day in front of a TV then that's a problem. All I know is I watched TV as a kid and I'm perfectly fine because my parents still did other things with me and showed me their attention. You say you aren't trying to offend anyone, however you keep bringing it up and posting links on a post that wasn't even related to screen time in the first place 😊
It’s not a gamble I’m willing to take, but to each their own. https://answers.childrenshospital.org/screen-time-infants
@Amy agreed we got to eat! Fair enough if you just leave them all day long but 15 m a day isn’t going to be damaging
@Amy @Becca totally not meant to criticize anyone, just didn’t want to encourage the poster to go to it as a first solution. We’ve been eating with ours at the table for a few months now and were able to go out to eat at a fancy restaurant the other day because she is so happy eating with us and used to it. Every baby and family are unique but sharing what worked for us.
@Sarah at the end of the day its down to each parents choice, these are just suggestions of what works for their baby. As Amy said above, in an ideal world no screen time, but a mother also has to eat and shower and if that's the only thing that will keep the child quiet instead of screaming, then I don't think its a bad thing personally 😊
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@Sarah In an ideal world yes but the studies on screen time are not strong, if 20 minutes of screen time every now and again allows mumma to meet her basic human needs then that is what’s more important. As long as it doesn’t replace other forms of interaction it should not affect their development.
Please don’t follow the advice here. There shouldn’t be screen time until over 18 months. It’s great to sit them at the table with you for meals (unless napping) that way they’re occupied and it’s the best way for them to learn to eat too.
We both have good at the same time or I do it when she’s asleep 🤣
No advice but know how you feel, its like he sees me eating or having a coffee and thinks now is the perfect time to kick off for no reason 😂
Dancing fruit on Hey Bear channel of YouTube has been a lifesaver for me
@Amy glad im not the only one😅
Just put bluey on 😅