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AIBU to mourn the passing of CBeebies in this house...

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MiscellaneousAssortment · 26/08/2015 22:10

Oh how they grow... Sniff sniff, today was the day when DS has rejected CBeebies in favour of those cool and funky 'grown up' programs on CBBC.

I thought I'd get misty eyed when he starts Yr1 next week, but oh no, he can't even wait 7 days to grow up.

Waaahhhh! I love Cbeebies and it's soothing trippiness and gentle surreal ness.

I hate CBBC and it's high energy double meaning slap stick reality. Waaaahhhh.

Sorry I may be overly nostalgic [needs to apply starch to upper lip emoticon]

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Catsize · 26/08/2015 22:12

I think I must keep my 3yr old and 1yr old indoors from now on to avoid this fate. Thanks for the tip off OP.


Catsize · 26/08/2015 22:14

Which reminds me.. Off to see if you can get Twirlywoos/Furchester DVDs now.


StealthPolarBear · 26/08/2015 22:15

Welcome to the world of gumball, regular show, adventure time, teen titans go
All crap.
Leo ninja go as well but I like that. And scooby do :o


twirlypoo · 26/08/2015 22:16

Ds is 3 but hankers after these channels due to older cousins. I never feel as safe when he ventures away from CBeebies. There are adverts. His Christmas list is ridiculous already because of this Shock


Catsize · 26/08/2015 22:16

You can't. Not that you'll need to OP - just Japanese ninja cartoon DVDs for you from now on. Sad


TeenAndTween · 26/08/2015 22:17

Or like me, you could still be suffering occasional Cbeebies with a DD who will be 11 next month ...


Catsize · 26/08/2015 22:17

What are these adverts of which you speak twirlypoo????


hiccupgirl · 26/08/2015 22:18


Mine starts yr 1 next week too but thankfully only still wants CBeebies. Some of his friends have moved over and I did ask him recently but he is still loving the delights of Twirly Woos and Peter Rabbit thank god. I'm not a ready for the bright lights of CBBC yet.


TurnOffTheTv · 26/08/2015 22:19

Just be glad he's not gone totally to the dark side. Disney fucking Junior. I know every bloody word to every bloody show on that channel.


MiscellaneousAssortment · 26/08/2015 22:20

I waaaaaant to watch Twirlywoos


This day has has come TOO QUICKLY [shouts and definitely does not use indoor voice]

Why did no one warn meeeee?

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5BlueHydrangea · 26/08/2015 22:20

I know what you mean. Dd is 5.5 and starting to watch less and less CBeebies and more grown up stuff like Hank Zipzer and the like. Mostly on I player so easier to choose what she fancies. Still has some favourites like Peter Rabbit but I do feel a little sad that already those days are numbered..


VinylScratch · 26/08/2015 22:21

Cbeebies has been rejected in this house too in favour of Nick Jr and Tiny Pop. DD has been told in no uncertain terms she will not be getting the toy dog that craps out plastic bones that's on in every ad break though. I'm pretty glad to see the back of Justin's House and Kate and fucking Mim-mim.


twirlypoo · 26/08/2015 22:21

Well, I'll be honest, I know not of the adverts on cbbc. But Nick junior and the like are full of the bastards. My son wants a shitting dog and a poop a scoop for Christmas, which is marginally better than the bogey picking game he wanted for his birthday Confused


FuryFowler · 26/08/2015 22:22

Yanbu, my da also goes in to yr1 and is slowly venturing towards cbbc but I regulate what he watches as I can't stand Tracey beaker or fort boyars crap! We mainly watch scooby doo and deadly 60 (love Steve!)
Luckily we have a 2yr old in the house so cbeebies is still a favourite. Even with my 6yr old :)


Wincher · 26/08/2015 22:22

Eek! My ds1 starts year 1 next week too but shows no signs of abandoning cbeebies just yet, phew... won't be long, I expect


DisappointedOne · 26/08/2015 22:22

I watch Show Me Show Me when DD is at school/asleep. Blush


FuryFowler · 26/08/2015 22:25

We don't have sky so don't know the other channels. We do watch Ben and holly and peppa pig on milkshake demand, but I won't put any other kids channel on real TV (not demand) other than bbc because of those effing adverts!


MiscellaneousAssortment · 26/08/2015 22:26

I asked him if he wanted a Twirlywoos after having sat through some hellish snapping dog puppet pretending to sick up his dinner, and he said 'no mummy we've had too much CBeebies, let's have a break for a while' said in stern grown up voice...

I then was totally cool with it I whined 'what about Mr Bloom? Bing? Swashbuckle? Peter wabbit?????' Said in pleasing voice.

Cruel child said firmly 'no. I choose the programs'

Not for much longer he doesn't....

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TurnOffTheTv · 26/08/2015 22:27

Who the chuff is Hank Zipzer? He sounds like a cowboy porn star.


BathshebaDarkstone · 26/08/2015 22:27

Oh I'm dreading that day! Have some Wine


godsavethequeeeen · 26/08/2015 22:27


I couldn't stand cbbc the first few times they watched it. 3 yrs on and it's really grown on me. At weekends I time my cups of tea around horrible histories and operation ouch so I can sit and watch them. I'm even developing a soft spot for The Next Step .

cbeebies is lovely tv though. 7yo dd still watches it occasionally.


MiscellaneousAssortment · 26/08/2015 22:32

He watches Nic Hunior very occasionally until I remember the effect of adverts then our TV breaks and can't get those channels anymore.

Latest is he wants a £80 quid In the night garden activity table clearly aimed at 18mth olds, but DS has fallen in love with the promises in the advert thats it's brim full of non stop fun. He doesn't believe me when I explain they just say that to make children want it and he wouldn't find it fun at all.

So I end up with the worst of both worlds: A child too grown up for CBeebies loveliness, and yet he desperately wants a hideously over priced huge piece of pointless plastic because it's ITNG...

The world is a cruel place [snivels]

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queenmools · 26/08/2015 22:33

I was hoping that if I never tell my son that other channels are available we'll never have to turn away from the lovely safe world of cbeebies.


Jo4040 · 26/08/2015 22:34

I put 'Baby TV' on for my 8 month old yesterday, to see his reaction.

My 4 years old DS started to watch it. I jokingly told him that it was only for babies so he had to somehow find a way to cover his eyes and put his fingers in his ears at the same time so he couldnt see it or hear it. He didn't seem impressed and said

'Yeah but mum!! You can't watch it then either!'

I was a little bit ripped by a 4 year old.


MiscellaneousAssortment · 26/08/2015 22:35

Now I'd be keener if Hank Zipster was a cowboy porn star!

Who is he? Should I give it a whirl or is it too hardcore for my CBeebies innocence?

Hang on, does that make CBeebies a gateway drug / channel?

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