I Can't Get My 2-Year-Old to Watch Anything Else!

United States
August 11, 2009 11:38am CST
My son is absolutely hooked on Tigger and Pooh, and I can't get him to watch anything else! I have tried Sesame Street, Thomas, Little Einsteins, and many others, but he always asks for Pooh. Is you toddler hooked on a show too? Which one?
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
12 Aug 09
Hi princess, if my memory serves me correctly, my son had one favourite too, but I can't remember which one it was now. However, I can remember the problems with his sister when she wanted something else. It was just a stage and passed fairly quickly I think.
• United States
22 Sep 09
Well, he has finally opened up his realms by getting hooked on "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Little Einsteins." I am relieved to know I don't have only one show to choose from anymore!
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
22 Sep 09
That's good news. You'll find his tastes will probably more often as he hears what his friends watch.
@gaz2k9 (39)
17 Aug 09
Our son Ben was exactly the same first it was the tweenies and fireman sam.After this came the Bob the builder phase. He's just turned 4 and now he's all Ben 10 his bedroom is all Ben 10 wallpaper,beanbag,lightshade and curtains etc. God help us when he moves onto something else it's gonna cost a fortune again lol. Kids just go through phases give it time and he'll be into something else.
• United States
22 Sep 09
Oh yes, I remember "Bob the Builder." My oldest, who is going to be 10 next month was so hookked on that for a while too. I think it was his 3rd birthday-every present with the exception of one was something Bob the Builder! I tried to get my 2 year old to watch that one too, but he didn't seem all that interested.
• United States
11 Aug 09
That is so cute! My son is almost 2 and LOVES Bert and Ernie. The show he likes most is called Play with me Sesame, and it is mostly Bert and Ernie. He kind of likes Sesame Street, but he LOVES Bert and Ernie. He talks about Bert and Ernie from the time he wakes up to the time he goes to bed, even though he doesn't watch them all day, he talks about them all day.
• United States
12 Aug 09
I loved Bert and Ernie when I was a kid too. We have "On Demand" on Comcast, and we have Tigger and Pooh on it, which is good for me, because I can turn it on anytime. But I swear, that show must be on 6-7 hours a day! Even if he may not sit and watch it through-he will usually stay in the room and at least listen to it instead of running off to other unkown territories in the house and get into mischief.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
11 Aug 09
It's a stage and he will probably outgrow it all too quick. My son has gone through stages with Thomas and Friends and Yo Gabba Gabby and Blues Clues and several other television shows. His most recent love is Spongebob. My son is 2.5 years old and although he has his favorite show, he will sit and watch more than just that one show. I completely know how you feel about the music and voices and things from a specific show getting stuck in your head though.
• United States
11 Aug 09
Well, I do like Pooh and I know it one of the most wholesome and iinocent shows out there (no inuendo at all, but I can't say the same about many other children's programs.) but still I would like him to like something else for a change! This is my third child, so I know the phases kids can go through.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Aug 09
kids go through phases. Just wait and he will get hooked on something else. Pooh is not a bad thing.
• United States
11 Aug 09
No, I am not arguin that is a bad show, but I am quite sick of hearing it in the background all the time. I think little Einsteins is an adorable show, I have sat and watched it with him, but he seems to not be interested in anything else. If I turn on Pooh, for the most part he will sit quietly and watch it, butif I put something else on, the tv is on and he is playing somewhere else. LOL
@jimntam (93)
• United States
12 Aug 09
When my kids were little they also had their shows they were hooked on. My daughter was a big fan of blues clues. My son could watch the "Lion King" movie over and over again. I can definately understand you wanting your toddler to watch other shows such as Sesame Street and little Einstein because they help get your toddler ready for kindergarden. But Pooh also teaches wonderful leasons in friendship, sharing, and just being a good person while still being yourself. From my experience, I believe he will grow out of this faze. He'll probably have a different favorite when he's three and four. Then later in life he'll enjoy your stories about the time when the only thing you could get him to watch was Winnie the Pooh.
@norrisl4 (65)
• Zimbabwe
11 Aug 09
You need to be patient, he is just 2, and honestly speaking he is just getting acquainted with television.