5 Reasons Why Babies Love TV Remote Controllers
Babies Are Obsessed With TV Remotes
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 Problems With Giving Your Toddler The TV Controller
This love toward controllers creates all types of problems.
- The sudden lurch away from your favorite show to some strange pay-per-view channel in the 900's.
- The need to hire Indiana Jones to find where your little one hid the remote.
- The graveyard of batteries and remote parts which roll underneath the couch, all of which were plucked from their safety by little, prying fingers.
- 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.
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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!