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Blardy Ben 10 - too old for 4 year old DS?

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NotSoRampantRabbit Sun 23-Aug-09 09:20:08

DH unleashed Ben 10 on my 4.2 year old DS a couple of weeks ago. I had been keeping him cossetted in a world of Sid and Andy, but I guess the time had come for him to move on a little.

I don't really mind Ben 10 - seems to fire his imagination and he spends more time pretending to be Ben 10 than actually watching it.

BUT I think I inadvertently let him watch Ben 10:Alien Force once. I've not put it on since because I think it is too old for him. Is it?
Please tell me so I don't have to waste an hour of my life watching it myself!

bigchris Sun 23-Aug-09 09:21:24

I think my ds started watching it when he was four

Loulou73 Sun 23-Aug-09 09:23:30

DS (4.6) has been into Ben 10 since he was 3. He doesn't like the new Alien Force and prefers old Ben 10. I think it is because they are older and Ben doesn't come across as a child.

NotSoRampantRabbit Sun 23-Aug-09 09:24:32

The bog standard Ben 10 bigchris, or the "darker" Alien Force jobbie?

God I know this is lazy parenting - I really should just watch it myself and make my own decision, but I have a newborn and really can't be bothered!

DS having a meltdown <I wwwwaaaaaannnnnttttt Alllllllllllliiiiiiieeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnn Fffffffffffffffooooooooooorcccccccceeeeeeeee> (Repeat ad infinitum>

bigchris Sun 23-Aug-09 09:25:30

gaed I have no idea, I just used to stick it on whatever channel Ben 10 was on <slack parenting>

Seona1973 Sun 23-Aug-09 09:32:12

my 2 year old watches both Ben10 and Ben 10 alien force. It doesnt seem to faze him at all.

clayre Sun 23-Aug-09 09:35:23

my 4.4 year old lives for ben 10, it will only be a passing fase and he will move onto power rangers or something similar, i would put it on for a bit of sunday morning peace

bigchris Sun 23-Aug-09 09:36:51

I wish it were a passing phrase, ds is still obsessed at 5.5

3HotCrossBuns Sun 23-Aug-09 09:37:02

My Ds is also obsessed with Ben10 here. Got into it a couple of months ago and now he spends 90% of his day being Ben10 or 1 of the aliens and hasn't taken his ben 10 watch off, other than the bath for 2 months (or when removed as a punishment!). He's a May baby so had heard the words "ben 10" at pre-school from the older boys long before he actually started watching it.
He prefers old ben 10 too.

Now Ds2 who is 2 is equally keen although he doesn't watch it, just mimics everything ds1 does.

I too have a newborn (3 weeks) and can't be bothered to have more "issues" than necessary at the moment grin. I figure like his Noddy obsession it will pass in time!

bigchris Sun 23-Aug-09 09:37:29

in fact power rangers were more of a fleetign stage
now he's on abotu wanting kevin 11 toys for xmas hmm

clayre Sun 23-Aug-09 09:46:22

actually we have been stuck on ben 10 since about xmas, ds even named our guinea pig Gwen after Ben 10's sister, maybe im just hoping its a passing fase wink

bigchris Sun 23-Aug-09 09:50:08


3HotCrossBuns Sun 23-Aug-09 09:50:22

lol at naming the guinea pig Gwen - that's what DS1 wants to call his new baby sister!!! I said that could be his nickname for her but that mummy would call her Darcey grin.

NotSoRampantRabbit Sun 23-Aug-09 10:33:37

Thanks all.

I am ok with him watching old Ben 10. With a new baby I am happy for him to do anything independently for more than 30 seconds.

I just wondered if there is a difference between that and the Alien Force oodjymaflip. Good old Wiki informs me that AF is "darker". Not sure "darker" is good!

Maybe I will have sit down and watch it. Who know I may also become obsessed and have to get myself an omnitrix and run around shouting "Four Arms" (or is it "Forearms") at top of my voice.

Seona1973 Sun 23-Aug-09 10:43:59

there is a whole new set of aliens for ben10 alien force so you will have to get your head round brainstorm and humungasaur instead!!

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