tv for a baby?

Call me a terrible mom, but sometimes I plop munchkin in front of the tv so I can get a few things done around the house.  She is mesmerized. I mean come on, I let her watch educational stuff like Veggies Tales, Baby Einstein, and CSI Dora. I recently read an article that claimed that children who watch a lot of tv will have a smaller vocabulary and talk less by the age of three. I struggle sometimes to believe all the piles of "studies and statistics" out there. Because afterall,  60% of the time it works every time.  I'm not convinced that my child will talk less because she watches a little of the tube here and there.  Maybe I should make her watch more so she won't talk my ear off??

What do you think? Is tv ok or bad news bears for little ones?

Disclaimer -- I do NOT let my 5 month old watch tv all day. Maybe 30 minutes or so a day, just to keep her entertained so I can take a nap do dishes.  I'm not a terrible mother.

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