Teletubbies… Babysitting Since 1997

Teletubbies… Babysitting Since 1997

So many people are quick to judge now. Parents get slated for pretty much everything. To some parents allowing their children to sit in front of the TV is a big no no, but not to me, I’m normal and I have needs, I need to wee, I need to eat, sometimes I just need five minutes peace and quiet. Much to my frustration Aria has never been interested in the TV, until we discovered that the Teletubbies had re-launched, then things changed…

teletubbies babysitting since 1997 baby watching teletubbies

The Teletubbies have changed the game completely. Aria LOVES them. She happily sits in her highchair transfixed by the Teletubbies which means that I get to have a cup of coffee AND a bowl of cereal in the mornings – winning at life.

I don’t know what it is that the Teletubbies have but Aria is hooked. I can only assume that it is the combination of bright colours, silly noises and real life children. I would imagine that they are also pretty relatable as they are very toddler-like in the way that they speak and act. After watching approximately 50 million episodes Aria has finally realised that the baby in the sun isn’t her and no longer shouts Aria when she sees it, now choosing to wave hello instead.

baby sat in iKEA highchair sucking thumb watching Teletubbies

I remember the Teletubbies from the first time around, back in 1997, yep, I’m that old. At 12 I was probably a bit too old to be watching Teletubbies but they were strangely popular in my school, don’t judge, we were the generation who wore giant dummies as fashion accessories and spent entire music lessons practicing the Rugrats theme tune on the keyboards.

Thankfully I have a baby who enjoys her sleep which means that we are never up at 7am to watch the episodes when they are broadcast, thanks to the cleverness that is BBC iPlayer we don’t have to be and can binge watch episodes as and when we want, which is especially great if I am having a particularly lazy/busy day.

Thank you Teletubbies for babysitting my daughter and allowing me to eat my breakfast in peace, long may it continue.

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  1. 15th June 2016 / 8:04 pm

    You are obviously from the same generation as myself Leanne, long live the nineties! Haha! 😉
    Lily watches TV at mealtimes as well and I don't think it's the end of the world. She would get bored otherwise I think and it's part of our routine! X X

    • 15th June 2016 / 9:32 pm

      haha yes to the 90s! They were the days 🙂
      Same here, it has become part of our morning routine and I am so glad that it has as I get a bit of peace!

  2. 16th June 2016 / 9:06 am

    Love a bit of the teletubbies! Lala was always my fav xx

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Po was always mine!

  3. 16th June 2016 / 10:36 am

    You can't go wrong with a bit of teletubbies, i am SO glad they've bought it back to our tv screens! My boys are both big fans xx

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Same here, I did a happy dance when I saw it was returning!

  4. 16th June 2016 / 12:45 pm

    I player is a god send isn't it? I love the Teletubbies. I'm really glad they're back x

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:08 pm

      It really is, both iPlayer and Netflix are fab for keeping children entertained!

  5. 16th June 2016 / 1:00 pm

    I use to watch the teletubbies with my sister back in the day. Blake's never watched it as he still asleep when its on.

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:10 pm

      This is why iPlayer is fab, thankfully Aria is still asleep most mornings when it is on too 🙂

  6. 16th June 2016 / 2:13 pm

    ha perfect. The scene in the high chair whilst watching tv is a regular in our house! 😐

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:14 pm

      hehe I love just plonking her in there knowing she is happy watching TV and I don't have to worry about her causing trouble!

  7. 16th June 2016 / 3:12 pm

    It's like all things, OK in moderation. At the end of the day when my grandson is tired and is waiting for Mummy and Daddy to come from work we put the TV on. He's into Postman Pat but I think he'd love Teletubbies so we'll have to make use of iPlayer when he's with us next week.

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:19 pm

      I hope he enjoys Teletubbies! We haven't tried Aria with good old Pat, will have to try that next!
      I often put it back on when she is tired too.

  8. 16th June 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I remember when I was a teenager my little cousins being obsessed with Teletubbies. They would watch the same episode over and over, which had been recorded at my Nan's house, and were just as excited each time they watched it. It's fab that it's come back so that the parents who watched it first time round can enjoy it again with their own kids. x

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Awr that is so cute 🙂
      It is lovely that it has come back around, I never thought I'd see the day I'd be watching it was my own daughter, crazy!

  9. 17th June 2016 / 7:47 am

    1997!? I knew I could remember when they started! My little sister loved them, as she was 1 when they first came out x

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:21 pm

      It's crazy right! How time has flown by.

  10. 17th June 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I find the Teletubbies a bit freaky but my Toddler loves them. I have tried to discourage her but something about them really appeals to her. Think I'm just going to have to give in!

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:28 pm

      haha I can see why people would find them freaky, I personally think they are cute though!
      Kids always win, you may as well give in now!

  11. 18th June 2016 / 9:16 am

    We sure do get slated for letting kids watch tv but honestly I don't even think my kids would eat if it wasn't for programmes like this. I haven't watched the new teletubbies. Will have to check it out x

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:29 pm

      Isn't it crazy? I can't imagine not letting them watch TV, we need to do things!

  12. 21st June 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I remember the teletubbies from before, and I was pleased to hear they were coming back for todays kids! Mine are too old for them but I don't see any problem in letting kids watch a bit of TV if they enjoy it.

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:29 pm

      Same here, it is so lovely that they are back 🙂

  13. 22nd June 2016 / 11:31 am

    I remember babysitting with Teletubbies in the background, lol. Sure, my Emma watched Baby TV from when she was no age, we all do what must be done for our sanity and a little bit of peace!xx

    • 1st July 2016 / 10:30 pm

      lol they were always on in the 90s!

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