TV Watching is Bad for Babies' Brains

Babies who watch TV are more likely to have delayed cognitive and language development. This is especially true if they're watching programs intended for adults and older children.

Recent research showed that babies who watched 60 minutes of TV daily had developmental scores one-third lower at 14 months. This may be because when children are watching TV, they're missing out on talking, playing, and interactions that are essential to learning and development.

According to U.S. News & World Report:

“TV watching not only isn't educational, but it seems to stunt babies' development ... But what about ‘good’ TV, like Sesame Street? The researchers didn't find any pluses or minuses when compared to non-educational programs”.