Taking Children Younger Than 2 to the Movies

As a parent you must remember to never take your child to the movie theatre, especially an infant. Reasons:

1. Your infant is new to the world their hearing is the best and newest at infancy.
2. Most movie theaters play the music louder than what a normal adult should be listening at.
3. Most infants do not have their ear wax yet…so there is no cushion to block the sounds.
4. Take into perspective, others who are also watching the movie. If the baby cries everyone will hear them. Kind of like the cell phone issue…don’t even get me started…sigh.

So if you want to watch a movie…either wait until its at Redbox or get a baby sitter.

Now taking an older child to the movies is fine. But I have beef with those who bring their kids to movies that has killing, blood, guts and gore…and sexuality. I mean really you expect your child to understand what is really going on? Um…no they are simple minded. Later when they get older they will think those things were ok. Which is why we have our killers, sexual offenders, etc. Yes blame it on sin; however, one learns from others. As a parent its your duty to be the leader.

Something I noticed while watching the 2012 London Olympics, a woman had an infant there…but guess what she had for that infant? Earmuffs! There’s something. Get some earmuffs that are really great at blocking sounds! And that way both you and the baby will be much better off…if you have to take your baby to the theatre. But as soon as they are able to understand the world around them, don’t take them to anything but what is specifically for them…no adult movies. Let them be children as long as possible.

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