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Victoria Loustalot on Aug 20, 2007 at 3:23PM

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TV and Your Baby

a Victoria Loustalot on Aug 20, 2007 at 3:23PM

Researchers at the University of Washington recently found that so-called educational videos like the Baby Einstein and Brainy Baby series may actually hinder kids' development. In the study, babies 8 to 16 months old who watched one hour or more of TV a day knew fewer words than babies who watched no television.

As most moms know, TV is often the lifesaver that allows them 10 minutes to use the bathroom or make a phone call. iVillagers had a lot to say about this controversial study and the well-being of their children. Read on to discover their views and share your own.

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