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Infant stimulation.

Written on November 10, 2005 by Kevin.

Some people are against letting your child be parented by television and my wife and I agree to this however last night we introduced Rylan to the Baby Einstein movies that we purchased a few months ago [link]. There are different videos for different ages of children including infants. Many people have reported that these movies could be considered crack for kids and with Rylan, it may be the same way. My wife sat through the entire video with Rylan on her lap as he gazed heavily at the screen. You could almost see the wheels turning in his head while he saw things that he has never seen before. He was dead locked on when anything flashy displayed up on the screen, I think he gets this from his mother. My wife seems to be attracted to shiny flashy things, yes its a bit odd.

Rylan is now over 3 weeks old and you can definitely see changes in him. He has begun the ability of focusing on objects including the movie and our Winnie the Pooh mobile that is over our changing table. In addition to these, he now focuses on the animated birds from our Fisher-Price Flutterby Dreams Soother. In the past, I would use the soothers music to help Rylan fall asleep. My idea was to help him understand that when he hears the music that its time to sleep. Its difficult to know if its working or not. Hopefully the Baby Einstein movies can give him something to focus on when he is having a bad day. Only time will tell.

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For what it's worth, there are studies that relate TV watching back to Attention Deficit Disorder. (http://www.whitedot.org/issue/iss_story.asp?slug=ADHD%20Toddlers).

It may be too early to tell for sure, but what king of chance to you want to take?

Written by Curtis on Nov 12, 2005

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