Mamas of toddlers or almost preschoolers, I'd like to start a poll. My DH (who could seriously watch TV/Movies and play various games 24 hours a day) thinks it's no big deal for our newly-turned 3yo to watch her "shows" (WonderPets, Peep and the Big Wide World, Yo Gabba Gabba), and play various apps on iPhone, like Angry Birds and Lost Winds. We do monitor everything she watches/plays and don't have cable or leave the TV on for much time at all per day.
I feel terribly guilty about the fact that she's upwards into the 2-3 HOUR mark per day. This doesn't feel right. When I was a kid we watched a lot but played outside a lot too. Or maybe I just remember it that way. I engage her in toys and activities without the TV on but she's constantly grabbing my Kindle or iPhone to play a game or watch a show. My DH feels like it's "normal" and not a big deal. I feel like it's effecting her attitude and sleep, she usually is up pretty late and I've struggled to change this. But then again, she has been that way since birth. A total nightowl!
I wanted to start this poll to get an idea of how much your LO is watching so I can show my DH what "normal" might be. A New Years Resolution of mine is to put the electronics down, turn off the TV and live life!
Thanks for voting!