When do you start worrying about what they are watching?

(4 Posts)
HeffalumpsAndWoozles Sun 18-Nov-12 15:53:02

DD1 is just turned 2yo, we live at home with my parents and two sisters. My sisters think im being over the top but recently I'm getting uncomfortable with the type of things on tv while DD is in the room. Nothing totally awful but bearing in mind she is only 2 even a lot of 12 certificates have scary or inappropriate content and she has commented once or twice on something she has noticed and I've said I'd rather now that they think more carefully before putting something on or that they don't moan if I ask for something to be turned off.

DDs playroom is in the bottom part of the living room so when we aren't out we are usually there, and the tv is clearly visible whether you are actively watching or not.

So I'm wondering if I'm being daft or not to ask for this, when do children start to really notice, and be influenced or affected by, what they see?

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sun 18-Nov-12 15:56:28

I would definately be worried by that age.

I remember ds falling off of the boob once as I jumped and screamed at 'Lost' blushgrin he was about 8 weeks though.

I think as soon as they are actively looking at the screen is time to stop there being anything inapropriate for them to see.

I think TV has to be either suitable or off, or you have to entertain your daughter elsewhere.

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Sun 18-Nov-12 17:02:38

Thank you, that's pretty much my opinion too but wanted to make sure I wasn't overreacting as it seems she's grown up so quickly and sometimes it seems its all taken me a bit by surprise!

IWillOnlyEatBeans Sun 18-Nov-12 18:50:34

I agree. We let DS watch a bit of the film Stuart Little when he was around 2yo. He was terrified!! We had to talk/sign about what happened over and over and over again until (for DAYS) until he managed to process it and relax (all that happened was that the mouse got trapped in the washing machine and his mum hadn't realised - IIRC). If he hadn't been verbal and able to sign a bit I dread to think how it would have manifested itself! He is a very sensitive soul though smile

So now anything with even the mildest peril is out of bounds (DS now 2.9).

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