When should babies start watching cartoons?

@kheng69 (157)
July 29, 2009 3:13am CST
At what age will babies be interested in watching cartoons and when will they be able to understand them?
3 responses
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 09
Hi there, I have read in 1 of the parenting magazine. It is not advise to let the baby to explore to the television proggramme too early. The early they start to watch cartoons, the more harmful they get on their eyes. If you really want your baby to watch cartoons, try to make it for about 10-20 minutes. Don't let them watch cartoons for too long time.
• United States
17 Aug 09
I was actually kind of against my older daughter watching tv and cartoons because of a few people that we know that let their children watch tv almost constantly and thats all they want to do, instead of playing outside or playing inside with toys. But, I found a really good channel on the satellite, called NOGGIN and its mainly for preschool-ish aged children, but all the commercials between shows and during the shows are all educational and its the only stuff I really let my daughter watch and she LOVES it! She isnt even 2 yet and she imitates stuff they do and say, and its all educational so its awesome. I think children actually start to enjoy cartoons in between 1 1/2-3 years old, and probably understand them more towards 4 years old, from what Ive heard from all my friends with kids at those ages.
@esteria (396)
• India
29 Jul 09
Babies would be able to watch the cartoons by 3years and like them. Understanding the cartoons is something which comes later from about 4-5 years of age as per the growth of the child.