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  1. Hayley1608

    Hayley1608 Well-Known Member

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    Just out of interest at what age would you deem suitable for your child to have their own tv in their bedroom?
    My dhs first daughters mother has asked him to buy her a tv for her second birthday... She said it was the only thing she needs... Dh doesn't agree that a tv in her bedroom is a good idea this young and worries she will be shut away

    It's made me think a bit.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    Too young!! I didn't have a tv in my room till I was 12 and Sophie will be the same. If she wants to get to sleep at night when she's older then I'd rather she was read to or when she can herself, that she reads :)
     
  3. Hunnie

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    Thinking about it as well though, what reason would there be for her to have one at 2? Surely during the day she wouldn't be in her room anyway and at night all the children's programmes end until the morning :/! Thinking about it though there's always DVDs. Hmm :/!
     
  4. TundraOwl

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    wss :) i agree 2 is too young. we didnt even have a tv in the house until i was 10 :shock: imagine that now a days! we havent let hubbys kids have a tv in there room until 12, jess the eldest (14) has just got a new one to watch dvds on etc... but the youngest 2 are still not allowed them in their room (theyre 8 and 5) ru the 8 year old would just be permanently glued to his xbox otherwise, its hard enough getting him off it as it is without it being in his room as well. its a little harder when theyre with us as they all have to share a room at weekends when theyre here as our house is tiny. but we're moving soon and he still wont get a tv in his room there, no matter how much he trys to persuade lol. as it is they do sometimes sit and watch dvds together on jess's bed but dont mind this too much as shes good and doesnt let them watch anything inappropriate (harry potter is still out of bounds as littlest is only 5 bless her ad gets scared easy) but its nice for them all to sit together and watch a dvd, usually disney :) but we dont let them do it too often. i think 12 is a good age :)
     
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    TundraOwl Well-Known Member

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    sorry, just realised i rambled a bit then lol
     
  6. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    I think it's quite similar to mobile phones. I again didn't get one until I started high school, don't think there's any reason really any younger than that.
     
  7. Hayley1608

    Hayley1608 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad we are not the only ones who think she's too young. My friends 3 year old also has a tv in his room... I always found it boggling why a two or three year old would spend that much time in their room. Surely at that age bedrooms are only for sleeping?

    Thanks for replying.
     
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  8. DW1978

    DW1978 Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree with you all, 2 is too young. Our eldest will be 6 soon and I think that's too young still. One if his friends has had a tv in her room since she was small and she had a dvd on to go to sleep to every night. She will also be 6 soon and they now have awful sleep issues, not sure if the tv is to blame but I'm sure it can't have helped.

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  9. Rachaellius

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    I agree its too young. Personally I won't allow phoebe to have one until her early teens as I've heard they can affect sleep patterns and routines. Plus I just think its nice to go to sleep and dream about what you've seen/done throughout the day not what youve just seen on the box. I think bedrooms should be assosiated with sleep at such a young age xx
     
  10. Lilelephant

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    Me and oh don't have a tv in our bedroom!! Bedroom is for sleeping and should be calm and serene!

    Orlando won't get a tv in his room til he moves out lol!!


     
  11. Mrs CW

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    I agree too. I didn't have a tv in my room until i was 15! My niece who is 8 has had a tv in her room for a couple of years and was caught by her brother watching the inbetweeners! She also watch a dvd to go to sleep. I'm not sure when we'll allow Dylan a tv in his room but it won't be until I think he's old enough x
     
  12. ForestLas80

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    Don't think I will let our kids have tv's in their room til they are 15 or so..I'm going to be such a mean mummy. I agree that kids need toys and a bed in their room only as any excuse and they will have the box on 24-7!
     
  13. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I don't think there is any need for a child to ever have a tv in their room. Me and my brothers never did and my kids never will. How can you monitor what they are watching? But
    More importantly for me - what about family Time? Or sharing the tv? Yes I may have wanted to watch something at te same time as my bro, but we compromised, shared, too turns. (not that this will be so impt now with sky plus!)
     
  14. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    I actually find it quite sad that anyone would consider giving their two year old their own tv. That is clearly
    More for the parents' benefit than the baby's. Free ad cheap
    Babysitter. Kind of upsets me.
     
  15. pinkyprincess

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    I won't allow a tv in our room let alone the baby's!


     
  16. Hunnie

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    I agree! I plan to make the most of sophies childhood and although I know at times she will drive me mad, I would never want to shut her up in her room with a tv to keep her entertained.
     
  17. Hayley1608

    Hayley1608 Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly what dh thinks... He really doesn't agree with it but knows that her mum will kick up a fuss if he doesn't get it
     
  18. Hunnie

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    I think it's one of those things he will have to do but as long as its different when she comes to your house then that's all you can do really x
     
  19. jojo_2012

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    I won't allow a TV in my son's room at any age. I can remember the day my brother and I got TVs at home, I think I was probably about 11, next thing you knew we were eating dinner in our rooms etc.

    More than likely the TV is to use to distract the child for a little while. If said child's mother happens to be single, there's nothing wrong with using a TV as a distraction for showers, etc, once in a while but a TV in there room is unhealthy.
     
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  20. hopefulmummy

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    I'm the same!!
     

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