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Free Preview: Baby First TV Channel 293

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On August 7 thru August 10 there will be a free preview of Baby First TV on channel 293. Link: http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/globa...200083&CMP=EMC-MQ-OM&ATT=120-4L-080730final&m=
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Awesome! Just what I always wanted to watch! :)
Damn, I just subscribed last week to this channel, though I dont like it at all....For my son, that is.....
Cool, I'll be sure to check it out. I was thinking about getting this anyway for my son.
Our one year old loves this channel. It actually is terrific for babies.
i've had it since my son was born, he's enjoyed it at diff levels since, but man, i can't take it anymore!
Allen, if you're reading this, it's because you are cyberstalking me. It's creepy!
All kids watch TV, we have this channel for my son as well. It doesn't mean that we plop him in front of the TV for 16 hrs a day and never talk to him. I know thats probably not what your were implying but it really gets under my skin when I mention we have the "baby" channel and someone jumps up and down telling me how bad a parent I am because of that stupid warning. Heck he sometimes watches discovery even though its not even slightly targeted at 1yr olds. It is very nice to have a channel we can turn to that will keep his attention while the Mrs and I take a shower or cook dinner. Baby 1st never fails to distract him so he'll hold still during a diaper change either. Plus he can already count to 5, how many 1yr olds do you can do that?
man_rob said:

3. Pediatricians should urge parents to avoid television viewing for children under the age of 2 years. Although certain television programs may be promoted to this age group, research on early brain development shows that babies and toddlers have a critical need for direct interactions with parents and other significant care givers (eg, child care providers) for healthy brain growth and the development of appropriate social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Therefore, exposing such young children to television programs should be discouraged.

I would recommend that parents research this further since this general pediatricians (not psychologists) recommendation are not based on this channel but an at large media.

BabyFirstTV's Content: http://www.babyfirsttv.com/content.asp

BabyFirstTV's Mission Statement: http://www.babyfirsttv.com/content.asp?xml_id=1574

Kaiser Family Foundation Report: http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/...-of-Infants-Toddlers-and-Preschoolers-PDF.pdf

I think it is incumbent upon the parents to recognize and help develop their children. Understanding this, it's very important to foster a healthy relationship between your child and the television, which means appropriately balancing of TV-viewing time with other educational activities.1
Now, I must say, I have yet to see the channel. When my 5 year old was very young however, we bought Baby Einstein videos and he learned quite a bit from them, differnet languages, how to differentiate items, music, it was simply amazing. We didn't however just plop him down in front of a show and move along with our lives, we helped interact too. I get the impression from this channel as it is very similar and I will take this opportunity to preview it and see if it holds the same values as those videos so that our youngest Smiddelette (one as of the 16th) can benefit from the new channel. If it isn't well then at least I did due diligence and made an effort to see what was what.
otherwise known as the 'stupid baby channel'
I think I'll skip this one..no kids and no need to watch these channels in the 290s.
Blah blah blah, science can suck it

The only people that don't let their kids watch any tv are the ones without any kids, my kid is as healthy as they come and it's awesome to see him laughing at the teletubbies on tv, nothign wrong with it.

This is 2008, technology for young people is only going to grow into making them smarter not making them dumber. You're telling me that kids that can watch tv, work on the internet and play video games aren't smarter than the kids that sit there and read Hop on Pop all day?

PFFF Please

Please leave the debates on childhood TV viewing to another thread / forum.

Thanks for the info. Our now 3 year old enjoyed some of the baby programs on Baby First. And with our second child now 2 months, I'll record a few things for her to enjoy in a few months.
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