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Radio on with a 10 month old

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NoTeaForMe Fri 26-Aug-11 13:18:04


I just wondered about this really. When we're at home I have the radio on a lot in the day. I'm not keen on total silence so it's just a bit of background noise. My baby watches tv a couple if times a week for 15 mins or so. Not overly strict on this just don't feel the need and I don't like her justt sitting watching tv. However with the radio she carries on playing, and occasionally dances!!

How bad is it really?


NoTeaForMe Fri 26-Aug-11 13:18:40

Sorry about typos I'm on my phone!

Meglet Fri 26-Aug-11 13:19:31

It's not bad at all! I always had the TV news on when the DC's were small.

lurcherlover Fri 26-Aug-11 13:20:20

I don't think it's bad at all - you are interacting with her and talking to her and that's fine. Whatever helps your sanity can only be a good thing - I too have a 10 month old and I think survival is key grin

muslimah28 Fri 26-Aug-11 13:27:57

I too have the radio on a lot, radio four or lbc, it keeps me sane and I think it's much better than the tv, i also don't let ds watch tv don't see the need just yet

Cwm Fri 26-Aug-11 13:42:15

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NoTeaForMe Fri 26-Aug-11 14:06:45

Phew!! I read on here such a lot how the tv is terrible for them as it's background noise. I know that the there's nothing to mesmorise her with the radio but I wondered about the background noise!

If we're sitting and reading books for a bit I do tend to turn it off, and it's not on 100% of the time..... definitely the majority though!


matana Fri 26-Aug-11 16:25:13

I think they say TV is bad because it's no substitute for talking to or playing with your LO. They learn far better through interaction as i'm sure you know. Having the radio on is fine. I always have the radio on, and talk and sing (like a loon) to my DS while i'm pottering around in the kitchen.

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