10 Responses to “Raffi’s 20 month update”


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  1. Amy

    I have the opinion that there’s nothing wrong with a little TV. Personally, I need it to entertain him while I work out in the morning. It’s part of our routine and he plays (without a screen) plenty throughout the rest of the day. I know someone who has a DVD player in the car and plays a movie for each and every car ride. Don’t feel bad about it!

  2. I also don’t think it’s being a “bad mom” to let him watch a little TV. I also have a 20 month old son and he gets a little Sprout each day. There’s a huge difference between using a TV as an all day babysitter and one program a day. I wish us moms would give ourselves a break sometimes!

  3. Melissa

    TV is definitely part of the routine for my 20 month old too. Right now he’s really into Thomas, but for awhile it was the Wiggles and Elmo before that. The way I see it is, my husband and I are both very active people and we strive to raise an active little boy. We both also use TV to relax and unwind, and don’t see a problem allowing our little one to do the same as long as it’s a part of an otherwise active lifestyle. He gets to watch some in the morning (otherwise we’d never be able to get ready and out the door for work) and he also gets a show right before bed.

  4. KC

    I’m sure someone has asked about this in the past but where did you get the number blocks? Are they the same blocks you used for pregnancy pics too (weekly)? I love them.


  5. Lauri

    Ditto everyone else about TV! he seems like a smart, well adjusted boy and a little TV never hurt anyone 🙂 I swear my son has learned so much from some of the TV shows he watched! It always was in small doses, never on during meals and he knew after his show, the TV went off (and he even learned how to turn it off at a young age and did it himself). If you make it forbidden, that’s when they want it all the time!

  6. Jess

    My boys are bigger, but they each get to pick a TV show a day on weekdays. It usually adds up to a little over an hour a day, sometimes a bit more or less. They make good choices for shows, they’re smart kids and plenty active the rest of the day, and I don’t sweat it. And Super Why, especially, is really good–I definitely think it helped my oldest son learn to read. So don’t worry! He’ll be just fine.

  7. K

    I know this was over a year ago, but I’m loving reading all of these updates! My son Harry is just recently 18 months old and pretty much on track with Raffi at 18 months! Though, I feel like he has miles to go before he can use utensils LOL. And I’m very impressed that Raffi knows letters! Harry is particularly attached to numbers 1, 5, and 9 and knows whether there is 1 or 2 of something, but we are working on the rest. I am also starting potty training soon with a goal to be done by Christmas (so 22 months) and this makes me hopeful.

    I can’t believe how much your little guy grew and changed between 18 and 20 months and now I have an idea of what’s to come soon! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with the world. 🙂

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      Thanks for the nice message! I now go back and read the posts that correspond with my daughter’s age. It helps to know where she falls. Sometimes she is ahead of him and sometimes behind.

      Good luck with potty training.

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