I don't know if this is the correct forum, but since these characters are from TV, I though maybe I could post it here...
We're not TV free yet (have a contract with our satelite provider until April 09, and DH is totally ADDICTED!), but the TV is off all day long when DD and I are home, and it's usually only on after she goes to bed.
But I've decided I don't want these characters influencing my daughter growing up. I grew up in a TV free home, and still don't know a few of the older ones, and none of the new ones.
Can I have a list of reasons why DD (who is 14 months) shouldn't be wearing/reading/playing with licensed characters? DH won't agree with me on this one (because his mom buys TONS of this stuff, and he doesn't want to tell her to stop)...so I need some really good reasons to convince him!!
Also, on a sightly different topic, ILs get very excited when DD watches cartoons at their place ("Mel, she was actually watching ____!"), how can I tell them that I don't want her watching ANY TV or playing on the computer (that's all they do at their place, the TV is on 24/7)