6 month old babies shouldn't be glued to the television
I live with my sister, her husband, and their 6 month old baby. Since he was like 3 months old, they have sat him in front of the TV to watch Spongebob and Nick Jr. shows. He likes to look at the colors, but they seem to think that he is actually gaining something from watching these shows... to the point where they leave Nick Jr. on all friggin day long! Even when the baby is napping! Is this not ridiculous? Yesterday, I turned the TV down a little bit because it was blaring Nick Jr. and I could hear it loud and clear from my room. 30 minutes later, her husband comes in, plants the baby in front of the TV and says "Let me turn that up for you, bud." WTF. He can't understand the TV, so why in heaven's name would you need to turn the TV up for a baby? Plus I should add that he is right in front of it and there was no way he couldn't hear it the way it was. He was no more than 2 or 3 feet away. This poor kid (and let me just say now that I do love him to death)is going to grow up with the TV as his babysitter. I feel like he is way over stimulated. I wish they would just let him play with his toys instead of planting him in front of the TV for most of the day.