Do you allow your children to watch TV as they fall asleep?

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  1. Vanessa Anderson profile image61
    Vanessa Andersonposted 11 years ago

    Do you allow your children to watch TV as they fall asleep?

    I've always preferred to fall asleep watching TV and now I allow my 5 year old daughter to fall asleep to the TV in her room.  She falls asleep to the "Bedtime Show" on Sprout TV.  Do any of you out there allow the same thing?

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    lavender3957posted 11 years ago

    I have always used the TV to fall asleep too. My children are all grown but when they were litlle we used the Tv for the kids to fall asleep to. Today, they still do it and their children do it. I find it to be relaxing to get you in that mood to get sleepier. I like the noise of the conversations of the TV, music and commercials.

  3. Ayse profile image59
    Ayseposted 11 years ago

    No way! In fact, neither of my children have televisions in their rooms.  I only have one by default.  I'm not against television, but bedtime should be sacred time.  A good book makes a good sleepy tool.  They fall fast asleep right after!

    smile Ayse

  4. bwhite062007 profile image92
    bwhite062007posted 11 years ago

    My oldest falls asleep to the TV watching Sprout as well, while my youngest does not need to. It was accident really because I wind down most nights by the TV. I think as long as it does not become a problem, like them not wanting to go to sleep and instead watching TV, it is ok. Some like the comfort of their favorite shows, or just the noise. But she is also just as pleased when I do take her to bed and read a bedtime story.

  5. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 11 years ago

    No, my children NEVER had a TV in their bedroom.

    We can give our children more than they can handle.

    I do, however, far too often, fall asleep on the couch, while the TV is on..............whether or not I am " watching" is, a source for marital discord.

    WHY would I set my children up for this?

  6. Learn Things Web profile image93
    Learn Things Webposted 11 years ago

    It's better not to ever start the habit of TV watching at bedtime. I think if you do, there is a danger that kids will not be able to sleep without some kind of aid. It's best to discourage TV watching in general, due to effects on health and academic performance.

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    Del Sandeenposted 11 years ago

    No. I have 3 kids and none have a TV in their bedroom (the oldest is 15) and I plan to keep it that way. I try to keep the bedroom for sleeping and wouldn't want them to get into the habit of falling asleep to the TV.

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    No, my kids are grown but they did not watch TV to fall asleep.  A TV in a child's bedroom is something that encourages the separation from family.  I think there will be a heavier price to pay when she is older.  The sleep habits they learn now will last a lifetime.

  9. urgurl_bri profile image83
    urgurl_briposted 11 years ago

    Sprout is such a good channel for kids.  That's what my son watches too.  He has a tv in his room, and yes I let him fall asleep to it.  I know some people say you shouldn't but it helps him fall asleep actually.  Otherwise sometimes I'll play the radio and let him fall asleep to music. I don't see the harm in it.


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