we do not have cable or sattelite tv either. these are educational dvd's that our ds watches. but i do feel as if we are filling his head with junk despite the fact. i mean, come on! in one of the dvds' they sing a song which goes, 5 little hungry bears, sat in a great big chair, eating some yummy yummy... apples. ok, apples are a healthy food. but then they count down the bears and most of the foods that are mentioned, donuts, cookies, and icecream, are unhealthy and not a good thing to be introducing to a child in a song that is supposed to be meant for young toddlers. broccoli is in the song as well and one of the characters goes, "broccoli?" in a disgusted voice. then the main character says, "yes jack, lots of people love broccoli." and then jack says in a dejected voice, "ok, broccoli it is."
I pointed out this song to my husband and and he looked on the dvd player, and unfortunately, there is no way to skip over this song.
My son has my old portable stereo in his room so maybe we can give the radio a try. i would rather have that on a clean station or buy or burn kids music to a few cd's than having his tv on all day.
that tv eats more electricity as well. my dh wants to take steps to decrease our electric bill? i have the solution to that. TURN OFF THE TV'S!
sigh... his tv is off right now and he is fussing at the gate as usual. i will try the radio and come back here to report my findings.
I wish my dh had not introduced ds to the tv in the first place, but he claims that the tv does no harm to a child this young if he is not actually watching it. i pointed out what the american academy of pediatrics says on the subject and he says that he does not care what they say, that he is going to parent the way he sees fit and not listen to what some pediatric college has to say on the matter.
as you can see, my dh and i have extremely different opinions on tv for a baby. i mean, you know, i bet if our ds was born blind like his df and dm, his df would not say anything about tv and never have introduced him to it.
RIP my angel baby, born on 8-24-10 at 10 weeks pregnant. You will always be loved even though you never knew this world.