I am vehemently against Foxy watching television before she is a year old.
This is Foxy watching television. *smh*
I remember the first time I noticed that she was looking towards the television. I was at a restaurant that had plasma on the ceiling. She was fixated on some sporting event and began yelling at the television. It was embarrassing. Not because everyone within earshot was looking our way and wondering why she was yelling, but because it appeared that this was a child that was accustomed to watching TV.
I never let Foxy watch television, not do I let the television watch her. At least I didn’t think I did. I guess all the time I spend watching television is affecting her. And why wouldn’t it. All the pretty colors and fast moving objects are a draw for any child. I don’t care what is on the screen, she will turn her head to look. Last night I was nursing her, and she actually turned away from my bosoms to see what was on tv. I had to turn it off so she would finish eating!
I didn’t even think I was exposing her that much. I make sure to bring her to her room every day for story time and exercise. I hate to think of what it will be like once she is actually old enough to enjoy the programming.
At what age did you start letting your children watch television? How do you make sure that they don’t watch too much?