According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), no TV is recommended for children under 2. The premise is that we should instead introduce interactive play for children under 2.
Some mothers are following this recommendation and are opting to spend talking, singing, reading, listening to music, or playing with their children at that age. As Rachel M. shared, "My children never watched TV until they were almost two, and even then I limited it to one show a day. They learned to play outside a lot which was great!"
Other moms feel that the visual and aural stimulation provided by TV can be positive for babies. New York mom Noelle L. shared that her 3-month-old boy "loves the sounds and the bright lights," while Lisa G., a mother of two, feels cartoons advertised for ages 0-2, such as Clifford, Barney, Sesame Street, and Wonder Pets are positive sources of stimulation: "My son is 3 months old as well and loves watching TV...I actually think it's a good way to stimulate his brain."
Babies and TV: Moms Debate the Electronic Babysitter - Circle of Moms
So would you follow this official recommendation or would you expose your child at that young age to TV?