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to think no one else would go mad about this!

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worldofmyown Fri 09-Nov-12 18:30:33

Im sitting crying cause im sick of it. Pathetic.
Cbeebies is on for lo and oh started watching tele on his phone so my exact words are "if you play with lo you can change the channel" he throw his phone on the floor and started shouting dont tell me what to fucking do. why do you have to be involved i can do what i want. if i want to watch tv on my phone its nothing to do with you. i said i only said you can change the channel and he said its nothing to do with u and stormed off upstairs. leaving me with lo like i lool after her all day amd night myself.
Aibu to think no one else would react like this as he says everyone would.
Lo is 4months so when i say play if she gets upset give her toy back and shes fine and happy x

WorraLiberty Fri 09-Nov-12 18:34:09

Why would a 4 month old baby need to watch any particular channel? Surely he could have watched his programme on the TV anyway confused

YANBU though, that's a massive over reaction.

PeazlyPops Fri 09-Nov-12 18:34:58

I don't really understand your post, but 4 months is way to you g to be watching tv, even cbeebies.

Hesterton Fri 09-Nov-12 18:37:04

Yes, I'm a tad confusuded too about the sequence of events but no-ones need to chuck phone about in front of children, whatever their age.

StrangeGlue Fri 09-Nov-12 18:40:08

YANBU that was a totally ott response and far too aggressive. There's never any need to throw things about that just done to scare people. It's particularly inappropriate in front of a child -what if the phone had bounced and hit your DD?

I wouldn't go showing him this thread though, I doubt he'd take well to it.

Is he normally that short tempered?

I have no clue why you're putting a child of 4 months in front of the tv though that's far too young.

maddening Fri 09-Nov-12 18:44:08

So op said he could watch whatever channel he fancied if he played with lo and he acted like a nob!


worldofmyown Fri 09-Nov-12 18:47:58

Firstly im a qualified childcare practioner my dd is not well so i let her watch waybuloo and theres nothing wrong with them watching tv aslong as its not for hours on end and close to the tv. there wouldnt be "baby tv" if there was a reason that it would be unsuitable for babies.
Im really upset and this post was about ny partners reaction.
He can be short tempered but over the most ridiculous things

worldofmyown Fri 09-Nov-12 18:48:34

Thank you maddening x

fuzzpig Fri 09-Nov-12 18:51:06

Bizarre reaction and not pleasant at allsad

Is he addicted to his phone or something hmm confused

Roseformeplease Fri 09-Nov-12 18:54:19

I can see why you are upset but I would disagree that, "There wouldn't be baby tv if there was a reason that it would be suitable for babies". There are lots of things out there sold for babies and children that are unsuitable, particularly at 4 months. Please turn off the tv and don't use it as a childminder. As for your OH, he deserves to be put in front of shit children's telly as a punishment for his behaviour. He is an arse.

blackeyedsusan Fri 09-Nov-12 18:56:15

tv at that age is pretty colours and lights... nothing wrong with a bit of tv now and then.

total over reaction by oh. no excuse for throwing things. does he do this often?

worldofmyown Fri 09-Nov-12 19:01:42

Roseformeplease i believe that was a comment that did not need to be made. i take dd to baby groups, to see friends with babies, do activities with her all day everyday. i shouldnt feel i have to justify being a good parent because i am!!!!!!!!
Blackeyessusan. thank you! X

worldofmyown Fri 09-Nov-12 19:02:41

Yes sorry he does. he isnt violent at all or anything but he is constantly stroppy.

VirginiaDare Fri 09-Nov-12 19:03:40

you might as well put anything on, its not like they can understand that its a kids channel, or anything thats going on.

worldofmyown Fri 09-Nov-12 19:07:04

Kids channels have bright colours and bright colours are good for sensory development.

VirginiaDare Fri 09-Nov-12 19:09:01

It's aibu, its about whatever people want to make it about.

And actually, all the research suggests that tv is rather bad for babies development, actually.

maddening Fri 09-Nov-12 19:10:38

I don't know why you're getting grief over lo seeing tv - most folk have tv on in the background so cbeebies is nice and gentle compared to adult tv. But any tv on in the background shouldn't be an issue.
As you say it's not like she's shoved in front of tv.

worldofmyown Fri 09-Nov-12 19:12:01

Actually actually.....
Anyway i am a childcare practioner and teach the EYFS if you dont know what that is feel free to look it up.
Also my question was would anyone else behave like this. if people do not help what is required then what is the point of this site

BluelightsAndSirens Fri 09-Nov-12 19:12:28

Your oh sounds like an extra stroppy child in the house.

GupX Fri 09-Nov-12 19:13:53

What VIrginia said.

Research has shown that TV is bad for the development of babies' brains.

Recommendation is NO TV before the age of two.

And rubbish that 'it wouldn't exist if it was unsuitable for babies - junk food exists even though it does not constitute a good diet!

BluelightsAndSirens Fri 09-Nov-12 19:13:56

Oops x post, you are in a really bad mood arnt you?


CelticPromise Fri 09-Nov-12 19:14:15

Oh Lord, all you people wittering on aboutthe TV unclench ffs.

YANBU OP. Your OH sounds like an arse. Is he always like this?

GupX Fri 09-Nov-12 19:14:35

Oh, and yes, your other half WBU

MrsCantSayAnything Fri 09-Nov-12 19:14:44

He should not be talking to you like that. But shouldn't be telling him when to play with DD or change the channel.

His behaviour is normal to a degree...if you're someone who is bossing him all the timi... but swearing at you is not on.

GupX Fri 09-Nov-12 19:15:03


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