The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends no TV for children under two.
The AAP also recommends my son get a boatload of shots before age 2--many for things he has no need to worry about at that age (Hep B--he is not sexually active nor a drug user, thank you). Instead of following that schedule, we are following a more realistic one that we and our peds agree to. Guess I'm a bad mom because I'm not a sheep on that issue, either, eh?
My son (1) is not watching tv all day, he has a couple shows in the morning he enjoys, and a few at night. In between, he's playing (with me), napping, eating, etc. It isn't a great idea to be outside right now, it's cold. WE'll stay where it's warmer, thanks. Last summer we went to parks, swam, played outside at our house.
My pint is that the AAP are not gods, they have recommendations not laws. When did you turn your children around forward facing in thier carseats? When will you turn around this one you're expecting? AAP recommends 2, we're waiting until we hit the limit of our seat (40 lbs). Google it to see why--"extended rear facing".