I am not quite there yet, but hopefully will after the new year.
Before Oct, DD1 (she'll be 4 next month) just watched a video once in a while, and maybe a cartoon or two a week, and that just started this year. We could easily go a week or more without turning on the TV. I would turn it on when I needed to sit down or etc... DD1 never asked for TV.
Fast forward to Oct, DD2 was born, TV time got increased alot, then we all got pertussis. DD1 couldn't run around and play for several weeks without throwing up, more TV time. Now DD2 has a bad case of pertussis, I literally do nothing all day but sit on the couch holding her while she is coughing and nurse her, which equals DD1 being parked in front of the TV for hours.
DD1 isn't able to entertain herself anymore, it's not like she was that great about it before. If DD2 isn't vomitting everywhere for once and the TV is off, I try to play with DD1, she just begs for it to be turned back on. I know this will be a weaning process, DD2 is still pretty sick, I know it is going to be a couple more weeks before our house feels somewhat normal again. DD1 still isn't fully herself yet either, so my goal is to start in the new year.
Any tips, suggestions from moms who have been here?