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Critiques of Baby Einstein Videos

Do You Still Own Baby Einstein Videos?


Were university studies criticizing the popular Baby Einstein videos unfounded? That's what one of the founders of the company is hoping to prove if he wins his lawsuit against the University of Washington.

Eleven years after the "educational videos" were first introduced and acquired a huge family following, researchers at the university released a study stating that the DVDs were "of no value and may in fact be harmful." The company – which has since been bought by Disney – has offered parents a refund if they were at all dissatisfied with the products. Now, co-creator William Clark has filed a lawsuit against the university for not allowing him to see the documents used to reach the researchers' conclusions.

Many parents who purchased the videos themselves or received them as gifts, have since returned them for the refund, but others have held on to them as a source of entertainment for their tots. Do you still own Baby Einstein videos?

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oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 6 years
I also got one as a new hand me down from a best friend that received two and I agree that it won't make my daughter a genius, but I can appreciate the music that is being played. There were studies showing that classical music is beneficial starting from in the womb so in that way, I don't have a problem turning it on for her and of course as the other moms have said, a little sane time to do things that must get done.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 6 years
I agree with the above posters -- from the moment I bought them, I didn't expect them to make my daughter a genius! I just thought they were fun and a little less mindless than the cartoons on TV. My daughter doesn't watch any TV except for a little bit of Baby Einstein every once in a while. Like the others said, if reading or playing with her toys isn't doing it for her while I need to get something done, a few minutes of TV isn't going to harm her.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 6 years
i dont have them but would use as anon said if i did; theyre no worse than other tv right?
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