My hubby and I have conflicting ideas about TV. I want to limit it more strictly for our 3 y/o and try to completely avoid our baby watching it at all. My hubby grew up watching a lot of TV (he's an only child so TV was a "friend" for him). He has said that we should limit TV but then he never follows through.
I went to a support group last night that was preferably for mamas and the children at home. Hubby agreed have me leave both kids in his care. He just put on Spiderman for our toddler on the laptop (yeah I have issues with that not being age appropriate) and then turned on the TV, watched whatever while the baby crawled around. Then he said the baby sat on the floor and was watching TV so he picked him up and the baby drifted off to sleep as they watched TV together.
Around 1 am, the baby woke and cried for a while until he did an explosive poop. I imagine it's a good chance that the poop was caused by the Wendy's Frosty my hubby shared with him.
Today, I have argued with the toddler about how much TV he can watch. I struggled to try to get the baby down for his morning nap but everytime I popped him over the breast, he woke back up. So right now I'm thinking why don't I just let the older one watch whatever TV for as long as he wants, not worry about the baby sleeping or eating nutritious food and life will be easier for me. I am glad that everyone was happy while I was out of the house last night but I am jealous of how easy it was for him. I wish my day could be easy....
Anyway, I guess something I am looking for advice on is the TV issue. If you and your partner don't see eye-to-eye on TV, what has been your solution? Mondays tend to be tough since hubby lets the toddler watch TV a lot so I really want to come up with some plan to reduce TV viewing during the weekend.