I think we use tv quite a lot given our daughter is only 18m. Mostly to distract for things like hair brushing, teeth brushing, even getting dressed if my 18m old is being particularly cranky/dramatic about it. So I’d say weekdays it’s probably 5-30 minutes per day, more during teething usually we will cuddle if she’s having a rough evening. My husband turns the tv on when he gets home with her after work until I arrive an hour later but he doesn’t usually put kids stuff on, it’s just background noise (home Reno or cooking shows usually) and I’m not sure how much she pays attention to that. Weekends depends on the weather and what activities we have but it’s probably 2h-3h/day total of tv just relaxing & cuddling in the morning and after nap. iPad is pretty much only used for playing music and FaceTime with grandma, occasionally for a long car ride I’d put a show on. I expect when my second arrives there will be more tv in the short term while we adjust. I doubt there will be more tablet time.
I gave my 2 year old my old iPhone. I set the limit to 2 hours for all day. She watches educational videos in different languages and I have educational apps for her to play.
I only let them on the iPad when we are on long car rides .. if they have been good I might reward them with it every once and awhile
Our five year old gets maybe an hour of media a day, but during school he won’t be having any during the week. Our nine month old won’t be having any media until age three or four.
As long as I’m able to get what I need to get done & keep my peace of mind, I allow them to have their tablets! They have educational games, Netflix, Hulu, etc. BUT, they also play outside & get dirt too. They’re 2 & 5. Both boys .
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