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Truth About Baby Einstein

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    Shenzhennifer is offline Registered User
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    I was discussing this today with a friend:

    How does Disney decide who to reimburse? Do they set a sort of baby genius standard?
    If your child can identify shapes, no refund.
    If your child can say `dog`, no refund.
    If your child can identify 3 out of 4 colours, no refund.
    If your child can identify 2 out of 4 animals, partial refund.

    (Damn you Disney, my child seen all your videos and he still ain`t no genius! Gimme my money back!)

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    my girls watched no DVD/TV till they were 2 years old and now watch 15 to 20 minutes of DVD a day (they are 3 next week). We don't put the TV on when they are at home.

    Sure the downside means you have to keep them 'entertained' but it also means, my girls pick up books and 'read' them and play and run around and do the things children are meant to do.

    They enjoy those few minutes of DVD per day and don't demand more during the day, they'd rather play!

    We use DVDs because there are no ads!! Also we choose educational ones (baby learns mandarin, Elmo's world) etc.

    My pediatrician told me when they were 4 months old that DVDs like Baby Einstein were making outrageous claims and advised me not to let my girls watch TV till 2 years old, so we listened to his advice.

    I personally always thought Baby Einstein was like visual acid hahahahahahahahaha

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    like i said previously, if your children turn into vegetables in front of the tv, by all means, turn it off. however, not all children do, mine often pay little attention to the tv and stop to actually watch in little titbits.

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    Realistically, even if you could hold back TV for the first child, how could you do it for the second? The second will watch whatever the first watches. Children only get to watch however much the parents tolerate them watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somebodyfamous View Post
    I personally always thought Baby Einstein was like visual acid hahahahahahahahaha
    Me too. I wonder if people like to trip out to Baby Einstein videos--(of course no one on this site, right? *wink*) I wouldn't know but, yeah, I assume that's what an acid trip would be like. I also think that the scene from Dumbo where he gets drunk is probably the same.

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    i just find the name 'einstein' quite exaggerating. i would buy if something like' getting ready for pre school ' or something like that.
    in an era, where ppl dont really need to babysit.. how could you delegate even teaching/ educating kids to others.. and worse in this case to dvd.. haha.
    and still have the nerve to sue..

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    my son loves Noddy! loves the songs and colours!

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    I agree that the whole thing is ridiculous ... of course a tv program couldn't make a child a genius and any parent who believed that deserves to get ripped off. Do people really believe everything they hear, especially from marketers?? We don't have a tv, so our son--19 mo--has never watched it. When we flew home this summer to the states, I brought along some videos, hoping that because it was new and different, he would be enthralled and it would help us get through he flight. Not so much! Maybe he was just too young, but he watched for maybe 20 seconds and then had NO interest in it. ah well, the best laid plans ...

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