Thursday, May 11, 2006

24-Hour Cable Channel for Babies


It was a matter of time before somebody came up with this idea to offer some kind of dedicated channel for infants and toddlers. But at $10/month I personally would rather buy a Little Einstein, or Sesame Beginnings DVD before shelling out that kind of cash. Besides, my daughter watches only about 10-15 minutes of the stuff before she gets bored and starts chewing on something, or much more entertaining – staring at the dog.
The scary thing about this new channel is now lazy parents are training their kid’s at an even younger age to become couch potatoes (probably like themselves). I just read that in 2003, Kaiser Family Foundation did a “study” and found 26% of kids under 2 already have a TV in their room. That’s pretty sad but it’s the parent’s choice if they want the TV to be their special friend.
  • Baby First TV
  • 4 comments:

    Ryan said...

    It's ironic that it is called "Baby First TV". I get that the title is communicating that it is the baby's first television, but I cannot help think about how something like this is maybe not putting the baby first so to speak, for a parent to just sit the kid in front of the tube for the month. Just because it is convenient does not mean that it is worthwile or good.

    creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

    Ditto the comment. The TV is becoming more of a cheap babysitter

    Bearuh said...

    What total stupidity
    I seriously think if all of the TVs just dissapeared one day that alot of people would just go flat out crazy from not knowing what to do...

    MrsFortune said...

    Holy crap, kids under 2 with TVs in their rooms? Although I wonder (hope?) if it's there more for the parents to watch? But I did hear about this channel ... and aren't there already like 60 varieties of Nickelodeon and other kids stuff to watch?