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It was too good to be true. The “educational” Baby Einstein DVD’s that we played for our child while we did laundry, made dinner, etc. are a scam. Swirling lights and classical music are not going to turn our little darlings into baby genius. As hard as it may be, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children under 2. A compelling part of the argument are studies that show that television exposure between ages 1 and 3 is associated with attention problems at age 7. Nick Jr – be very afraid.

Baby Einstein, Barney, Doodlebops – you gotta go!

Here’s the info to return your Baby Einstein DVDs for a refund.

Read more at The New York Times and Yahoo.

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