Does Baby Watch TV?

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Does Baby Watch TV?
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 1:36pm

MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many babies spend almost three hours in front of the TV each day, a new study finds, especially if their mothers are obese and TV addicts themselves, or if the babies are fussy or active.

"Mothers are using television as a way to soothe these infants who might be a little bit more difficult to deal with," said senior study author Amanda Thompson, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill.

Other studies have shown that TV watching at such an early age can be harmful, she said, adding that TV can delay important developmental milestones.

http://www.ivillage.com/moms-may-use-tv-calm-fussy-infants-study/6-a-513190

Does your little one like to watch TV?  If so, what shows capture his/her attention?  How often do they watch TV?

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