So my DS is two months and change. We usually have the tv on in the background at our house as we go about the day. Today for the first time, I saw him notice the tv. He was staring at the screen as I changed his diaper. Then when I put him on his piano play mat which he LOVES, he kept turning his head to look at the tv instead of his toys. When I turned it off, he went right to cooing at himself in the mirror and batting at his toys. Now I am worried about having the tv on all the time and will be making more of an effort to turn it off when DS is somewhere that he can see it.
obviously I know that DS can't understand what's on the screen, but I am still worried that "watching" tv is bad for him. What do you guys think? When is the tv on in your home and when does it need to be off? I want to do the best for DS, but it gets boring sometimes when he's doing his own thing and I'm working on laundry or something like that. Or when I'm just sitting on the couch breastfeeding.