Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern California
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I have a 5 mo daughter. We have been watching non-commercial tv around her from the get-go,. against my better judgment. We don't have cable so it is basically taped series and movies. It has been on up to a few hours a day but usually no more than an hour.
The worst thing is that we often watch something while eating meals. I know - really bad.
So, I don't need to be told how bad these things are - my intuition says it is not good. I am ready to turn it off.
My question is: have I already harmed my daughter by having it on? I am usually pretty good about turning it off when she needs my attention and still talking with her and holding her, but I am concerned I have not been as interactive as I could have.
Fortunately, she doesn't really watch it. She will look at it when it first turns on and then gets distracted by everything else in the room.
I guess I am looking for a little encouragement that stopping now will be better than nothing.
Mama to DD born June 2008 and Wife to my dear Magyar foreign exchange husband. Expecting again in September!