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Sir,
I live in a one room apartment with my wife and five months old daughter.  When my wife watches Television, my daughter also stares at the TV. I just want to know, if it is harmful for my daughter’s health and growth.  Please guide.

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Hi, Amit,

It is potentially harmful for her development if she spends long hours in front of a TV, more than an hour a day, at this age.  It doesn't hurt her vision, the sound doesn't hurt her ears, but it is a poor substitute for human interaction.  

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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