I realize that television and DVDs aren't always recommended for kids under 2. But, there are times every now and then that you need 20 minutes to shower or get something done and you need to know that your little one is content.
I use baby DVDs sparingly. They can be a great learning tool if you use them appropriately. Little M has learned a lot from a couple of Baby Einstein DVDs, especially Baby Einstein: Baby's First Moves. We LOVE it! She has learned all kinds of fun things, and it is so cute when "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands" comes on and she squeals and starts clapping! It is adorable.
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