Do any of you notice the same thing with your babies? What do you all think about letting very young infants (1 year and under) watch the TV screen?
To answer your question, I have noticed that if our baby happens to be in the room while DH is watching the weather forecast, the baby's attention becomes completely focused on the screen; as a result, we really try not to have the baby in the room if the TV is on.
As this is a TV-free forum, you'll probably not find many families here where very young children are encouraged to watch the TV.
I have no plans to let our son watch anything until he's a toddler, if then.
Loving wife and mama to my sweet little son (Fall 2008) and a beautiful baby girl (Fall 2010)
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. --George Bernard Shaw
And why not? Heck, I would do the same, myself. Television is very seductive. That is part of the reason we don't have one. So no, I would avoid having a baby around a television.
When we watch TV I turn my babies away and distract them from it. I know, TV-free forum, I shouldn't be watching any. But we have gotten much more selective about what we watch at least, only quality acting and thought provoking stuff.
I turned the TV off during the day & turned on NPR (National Public Radio) instead. (Highly recomend the same for any other bored & lonely mamas with very LO's. Just listening to music didn't do it for me. I needed human voices & a sense of conversation. Yay - talk radio!)
Loving mama to magical boys Skyler (11/21/03) and Gryffin Emrys (9/30/08).