Mumsnet blogger’s network has asked our views on telly watching for babies. There seems to be two distinct standpoints on this subject, rounded off by a consensus of everything in moderation.
The two standpoints are both broadly on one side of the fence – the “no telly for my child do you think I’m a lazy consumerist parent?” side and the “gives me a chance to have a shower/feed my newborn/drink tea slightly defensive parent”. Both standpoints reflect the notion that telly is inherently a BAD IDEA.
But every now and then someone pipes up that their child is a better talker or knows their numbers, colours or suchlike because they do get to see some child’s programming. And it makes you wonder.. And then I get to thinking that a more informed viewpoint might be a good idea.
So maybe I will actually delve into the world of children’s tv at some point soon (not quite yet you know, baby steps..) and see what I can find. But where do I start? Please help!