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5 Reasons Why Babies Love TV Remote Controllers

Babies Are Obsessed With TV Remotes

Why Do Babies Love TV Remote Controllers?

In our never-ending quest to get to the bottom of our children's fascinations, one glaring one is their obsession with TV remote controls.

The internet is packed with hilarious videos of babies thoroughly excited by regular remotes, the occasional pitfall of that excitement and the total meltdown of separation.

The Problems With Giving Your Toddler The TV Controller

This love toward controllers creates all types of problems.

  1. The sudden lurch away from your favorite show to some strange pay-per-view channel in the 900's.
  2. The need to hire Indiana Jones to find where your little one hid the remote.
  3. The graveyard of batteries and remote parts which roll underneath the couch, all of which were plucked from their safety by little, prying fingers.
  4. The safety concerns associated with germs.

Of course, an adult can simply place the remote on a high shelf or in a locked drawer, but this doesn't answer our underlying question. It also feeds into the "No Culture" that pervades modern childhood.

Of course, in line with our shop's mission, we've got you covered for the toy version of this as well.

Why Do Babies Love TV Remotes So Much?

general gravitation of toddlers to anything that isn't a toy, even the most specific of things. This phenomenon is extremely broad and requires a separate, and much more lengthy article. The Big Why of our entire shop. It'll be a doozy to write but we will conquer it soon.

1. Endless Buttons

Channel switcher buttons are usually an extra-noticeable color which only increases the temptation. Plus they offer a satisfactory push.

2. Feeling Of Control

The fact that adults seem to reach for this electronic when they seek to control something (read: change the channel) must increase a child's respect for it as well.

3. Perfect Shape

The controller's convenient shape fits snuggly in a child's hand. Not too large as to be unhandleable or too small to be unnoticeable. 

4. Centrality In The Home

Hate to bring up the unspoken-of elephant in the room, but many households watch lots of TV. The remote therefore plays a role very much in the home's spotlight.

5. Baby Wants To Watch TV

Your child may be old enough to want the TV remote for the same reason that you do, to change the channel!

Whether its Peppa Pig, Cocomelon or any other baby-favorite, to your cutie, really anything is more exciting than Grey's Anatomy or The Great British Bake Off.

Obviously, all these reasons are in addition to the general gravitation of toddlers to anything that isn't a toy, even the most specific of things. This phenomenon is extremely broad and requires a separate, and much more lengthy article. The Big Why of our entire shop. It'll be a doozy to write but we will conquer it one day.

 

Baby Plays With Pretend Toy Remote

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As with most of our communal discussions, there's plenty of theorizing here, which definitely leaves room for counter-theories and new ones as well. If you think we missed an element of the attractiveness of TV remotes or have a different view, please don't hesitate to let us know in the comments!

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