Okay, so Disney wasn’t able to PROVE that the Baby Einstein series was educational. But honestly, anyone who really believed that their kid would become a genius just from watching these videos was kidding themselves anyway.
All the studies say you shouldn’t have your baby watch a bunch of TV during their first years of life. And even though Dom loved his Baby Mozart DVD, I wasn’t expecting it to make him a NASA scientist or a Music Virtuoso. I expected it to stop him screaming at me.
As new parents, you spend a lot of time second guessing yourself and trying to figure out what’s the best way to build the developing brain of your little person. “Am I reading him the right books. Am I feeding him the right foods. Am I filling him full of the right vitamins.” Blah. Blah. Blah.
You’re already exhausted. You probaby haven’t had a shower in who knows how long. You barely have a minute to go to the bathroom, and now you have a screaming yet adorable pile of blankets wailing at you. You might even ask yourself why does God and my baby hate me?
That’s where Baby Einstein comes in. Even when Dom went through his daily “witching hour” phase, Baby Beethoven would relax him and give his poor mommy a moments peace. He would sit in my arms and smile at the cheesy hand puppets. He giggled at the goofy toys. He tried to grab the colored lights. And, as I mentioned, he stopped screaming.
I felt like a bad mom for a minute for letting him watch the TV at all, but I also accepted that I NEEDDED to let him watch them so that he and I could both have a breather.
So, I don’t have PROOF that Dom is smarter thanks to Baby Einstein, but he’s happy and loves his mommy. And his mommy didn’t have to pull all her hair out.
— Sent from my Palm Prē