My TV consumption is relatively modest. I watch somewhere between one and two 1-hour programs a day. It’s not supposed to be good for babies, though it’s good for daddy.

Fortunately she’s not very interested in it for the most part. I don’t think she actually registers anything but that there are moving images and sounds. Once she repeated the words “High school” after somebody said it on the program, but that’s about it. She does recognize that some shows are more interesting than others. I had to stop watching cartoons because she will sit there transfixed.

Her favorite, though, is music videos. She loves music videos. In fact, I pretty much only watch music videos for her sake. When she’s upset, and nothing else works, music videos make her forget why she is upset. Since the bottle used to be our go-to for such things, it’s handy to have a substitute distraction. As soon as she’s calm, I’ll turn it off and we will go on about business as usual.

But regular live-action TV holds very little interest in her. Except opening sequences with songs, which I guess are like music videos.

I’m wondering how long my luck here will hold out. Especially since a lot of the stuff I watch is not really kid-appropriate. Very little in the way of cusswords, which is good because it means that she won’t be parroting those instead of “high school” (to date, the only word/phrase she has parroted). Even so, that’s something I am going to have to keep an eye on. No pun intended.

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2 Responses to TV Time For The Baby

  1. kevin says:

    i was watching breaking bad on my laptop when my 6-year old daughter asked me, “Daddy, what’s cooking meth ?” it’s amazing how much they pick up even when you’re not expecting it. My kids used to love Monty Python, so maybe you could mix in some Holy Grail footage.

  2. Will Truman says:

    As soon as I finish House of Cards, I had actually planned on Breaking Bad next.

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