Author Topic: Baby Einstein?  (Read 3878 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Alibobs

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 91
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 4073
  • Location: Staffordshire, UK
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2006, 10:02:36 am »
Yes colenliam, my dd loves the caterpillar too!
Alison, mum to



Offline Maman_d'Adrien

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 2
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 25
  • Location: Boston MA
    • Pictures of us with Adrien
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2006, 01:39:01 am »
Our son is 6 months old. He does not watch any television, Baby Einstein or other. That may not be the answer you are waiting for  ;) but I thought I should chip in even though it is a different point of view. We follow the american academy of pediatric that advocates no television watching before a child is 2 years old. I know my niece is 2 years old and really like her Baby Mozart DVD.
Nadia

Maman d'Adrien, born September 2, 2005
Quebecoise living in the US

http://www.flickr.com/photos/les_petrus/

Offline eagle52

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 20
  • Location: Hester, Louisiana
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2006, 02:47:41 am »
My DD (now 20 months) LOVES Baby Einstein! She has been watchng them since she was 3 mo old. My DS is now 3 months and starting to watch them.   In response to what the AAP says about tv I think that everything in moderation is the key. Baby Einstein is the perfect time DVD, it is not too long to bore them but when you start to get the older DVD's they really teach the LOs a LOT.  I highly recommend them!

Offline annasmommy

  • New & Learning The Ropes!
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 9
  • Location: San Diego, CA
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2006, 05:54:03 am »
My daughter is 8 mos. old, and we've been letting her watch the videos since around 6 months.  We average around 1-2 times a week, and as someone else mentioned before, it's the only time she'll sit still to cut her nails!  She enjoys it on the whole, will wave her arms and smile when the caterpillar comes out.  We also have her listen to the Einstein music cds.  She now turns to the TV when the initial instrumental tuning sounds come on at the beginning of each CD (similar to the DVDs); it's so funny.  I don't really want her to watch too much tv., but don't think it's the devil either.  I learned alot of knowledge about the world through t.v.! 

Offline jsorrow24

  • BW Aficionado
  • ***
  • Showing Appreciation 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 177
  • My beautiful children Jacob and Lanie
  • Location:
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2006, 13:42:18 pm »
My first dd started watching and really enjoying at 4 months old. And I plan to start my ds on them in a few weeks. They are so great and really capture children's attention. They also helped my first dd learn her abc song, colors, planets, shapes, and nature. She is really smart and I think these videos helped her learn things faster. She was an early talker to which I don't know if these were instrumental in helping but I do attribute it to them some.

I highly recommend these videos to any parent!

Jennifer


Offline Renee'sMum

  • BW Aficionado
  • ***
  • Showing Appreciation 5
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 223
  • Location:
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2006, 03:18:24 am »
My dd is 4 months.  I don't put the dvd's in often...maybe once a week when nothing else seems to be working.  I have used the one with colours and the one with shapes.  Seems to hold her attention fairly well.  Might try to use as part of wind down routine at night (thanks for the suggestion!)  I think the dvd's look great!!  At least they are educational and not some mindless cartoon.
Cheryl
London, ON


Offline notenoughshelfspace

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 33
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 771
  • Location: London, England
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2006, 07:39:20 am »
Same here!!!!!!!! She starts clapping as soon as she sees it.Too cute!!!!!!
baby" border="0
[url=http://www.baby-gaga.com/]<img src="http://tickers.baby-gaga.com/t/foxfoxard20050410_-8_gige.png"

Offline ami_lynn

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 0
  • Posts: 34
  • Location:
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2006, 13:46:00 pm »
Just a word of warning  ;D

We started Baby E. when my ds was around 3 months old...well, he's 4.5 years old now and still LOVES Baby E!   ;)  So, be prepared to watch it for awhile.   He can't wait until this new baby comes so they can watch it together :)

I think Baby E. is a lot different than other T.V.   It isn't fast moving-quick flashing animations like a cartoon; it's more like someone putting on a puppet show and playing with toys in front of your baby.   It's entertaining, for sure, but my 4.5 year old is not addicted to T.V....does not have ADD or ADHD...and has a very long attention span.  Not to mention his first word was "circle" (from Baby Newton) and he learned a ton through these videos including sign language with the more recent Baby Wordsworth. 

These days, my son may watch 1-2 hours of videos/week (we don't even have a T.V., but we occasionally watch something on the comptuer)...and he was watching 30 min. a day when he was a baby (it was always Baby E.).   He can play by himself for 4 hours...and he rarely ever asks to watch a video.   

I think Baby E. is definitely different than regular T.V. programming.   Most adults can't bear to watch it because it is so different.
Elijah David 10/03/01 
Simon Daniel 4/28/06

Offline Mel55

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 18
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 525
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2006, 20:29:41 pm »
I think the key here is "moderation".  Obviously if you're planting your child infront of the TV all day and not exposing them to fresh air and their imagination, etc., you're in for trouble. 

It's not that I haven't allowed DD to watch TV, she just has never been interested.  My MIL bought me many videos (incl. Baby E.) and I tried them and she wouldn't even look at them.  Now that she's 21 months, we put the Baby E. Farm movie in for her and she couldn't get enough of it.   I find my 6mo old DS watching the TV as well while the farm movie is on.

I think they're great videos however they (and TV) are not a substitute for parenting and in my opinion, are sometimes over-used.  Again, it should be everything in moderation....  just my 2 cents.
DD 13 Jul 04
DS 24 Oct 05
DS 14 Mar 08

Offline tigercakemum

  • New & Learning The Ropes!
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 16
  • Blessed to be the mother of Eloise Torey
  • Location: UK
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2006, 20:29:09 pm »
Our son is 6 months old. He does not watch any television, Baby Einstein or other. That may not be the answer you are waiting for ;) but I thought I should chip in even though it is a different point of view. We follow the american academy of pediatric that advocates no television watching before a child is 2 years old. I know my niece is 2 years old and really like her Baby Mozart DVD.

As far as I am aware the reason that babies should not watch TV is that the images move so quickly. Babies brains are not hard wired and so if they are sat in front of these images the brain processing will wire up bieng used to fast processing and not slow processing. This is why they link it to Attention disorders as the baby/child cannot then adapt to the slow processing required of most types of play and winding down. Computer games can do it as well.

The Baby Einstein DVD's I have are excellent and seem to have taken account of this looking at what catches a babies eye. I highly reccomend them and cannot see anything in the DVD's we use with our daughter which could damage her brain :) We also have the lullaby CD which she has on every night on repeat for 3 hours or so. She has been watching Baby Beethoven since whe was 3 months and loves it. I do it in the morning activity period once or twice a week.



Offline Renee'sMum

  • BW Aficionado
  • ***
  • Showing Appreciation 5
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 223
  • Location:
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2006, 13:54:32 pm »
I've been experimenting off and on for  a few weeks to see what time of day would be best for dd to watch.  Hadn't really found one.  Didn't think to maybe include in bedtime routine---will take that suggestion and see if it helps to wind her down at night! Thanks!
Cheryl
London, ON


Offline Missy Lou

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 138
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 4598
  • Location: Houston, Texas
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2006, 00:37:59 am »
My 11 week old doesn't really like Baby Einstein for more than a few minutes.  She seems interested and then starts to cry.  So I guess it's too much for her right now?

A little off subject - About babies watching tv - she is really bad about watching the screen.  If the tv is on while I'm walking by with her or she's in her bouncing seat playing, if she catches site of the tv, she's transfixed.  I have to keep her away from the tv or she'll stare at it.  Has anyone had this problem with their baby?

Offline The Vern

  • BW Devotee
  • ****
  • Showing Appreciation 3
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 293
  • Linnea Beatrice Christina - January 5, 2006
  • Location: Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Re: Baby Einstein?
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2006, 21:06:46 pm »
mlee - I've noticed that my dd really focuses on the TV when it's on - which is great for cutting nails by the way!!!  Otherwise we don't let her watch it much and haven't used the baby einstein's for several weeks now - just kinda forgot.