Sitting in front of TV with baby to feed....

(35 Posts)
shoppingtrolley Fri 08-Feb-13 18:44:06

In the evenings I often watch TV/films while holding and feeding baby -- but is this bad for her? I would never put her in front of 'baby' TV, but is it bad for her if I am watching something too?

erikab922 Fri 08-Feb-13 19:53:50

Oh yes, usually watched Friends as I could watch it without the sound on since I knew them all by heart anyway. Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na...

lizerbeth Fri 08-Feb-13 20:36:29

I watched hours and hours of rubbish on E4, because during the day they repeat everything two or three times, so if I only saw part of it during one feed, I could catch the rest later. Often saw the end of Smallville before the beginning. Bit like being in Memento. Would never have even considered watching Smallville under any other circumstances. Second tot is due in June and I'm already stocking up the hard drive with things to watch!

AnnIonicIsoTronic Fri 08-Feb-13 20:47:22

shock Has anyone read about short wave radiation from televisions being able to penetrate a baby's thinner skull?

AnnIonicIsoTronic Fri 08-Feb-13 20:50:01

You need this

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noblegiraffe Fri 08-Feb-13 21:08:58
zoobaby Fri 08-Feb-13 21:44:01

Beware the comedy. My DS has been startled right off the boob on a few occasions. The Big Bang Theory, How I Net Your Mother, etc have been my saviour during the past 5 months. I actually dread the day when I start seeing repeats.

Thingiebob Fri 08-Feb-13 21:48:02

Yep - box set of Mad Men got me through late night feeds!

FadBook Fri 08-Feb-13 21:50:56

NoodieRoodie - omg I watched all of ER too from the beginning to the end from 1 week old to about 7 months old! I haven't had them back on for a while, but Sky have repeats on at the moment and when the music came on the other day, DD (18 months now) whipped her head around and started dancing to it and laughing. She did use to jig to it when a baby! Very strange. grin

blushingmare Fri 08-Feb-13 21:51:16

Oh for the days when I could watch TV and feed! Can't donut know because DD stops feeding to turn round and watch it too!

QueenofSleep Fri 08-Feb-13 21:57:36

I used to go and sit in front of the tv for middle of the night feed, to stop myself falling asleep on DS2. Jeremy Kyle always seemed to be on at 4am - cheered me up greatly as reassured me as I wasn't THAT bad a mother!

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