When you are a new parent, you tend to get a little neurotic. You want the best for your child and this includes getting off to the right start in terms of education. Baby Einstein video DVDs are produced for the concerned parent in mind. With that type of a name for its product line, you're bound to expect great things.

Baby Einstein videos are produced by a subdivision of Disney designed for children from 3 months to 3 years of age. If any company knows about kids and family, it's Disney. Former President George W. Bush also recognized Baby Einstein in his State of the Union address in January 2007. Baby Einstein DVDs sure has a lot of proponents in its corner.

However, it has been said that putting your child in front of the TV is not a good thing. But what about watching Baby Einstein DVD videos? Surely something that is meant for learning purposes cannot be bad? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation, children under two should be discouraged to watch television at all. This is also supported by research done by the University of Washington that concluded that babies 8 to 16 months of age who were exposed to educational videos scored lower on language development than babies who were not. This is because the videos overstimulate the baby's brain. For a baby to learn, he/she needs human face to face communication.

This leads to some confusion as to which side is right. As a parent, you'd hate to do something that you once thought was in the best interest of the child is now a bad idea. As with everything, it all comes down to moderation. A child that young should never be left unattended. The study also does not include in its results shared parental viewing of Baby Einstein videos with the child. Furthermore, it its conclusion, the study had this to say: "The analysis presented here is not a direct test of the developmental impact of viewing baby DVDs/videos. We did not test through experimental manipulation whether viewing baby DVDs/videos has a positive or negative impact on vocabulary acquisition".

If a parent is concerned about a child's education, then the parent would want to be involved in its early first words and language development. After all, if you are going to the trouble of getting Baby Einstein video DVDs for your baby, shouldn't you also share in the participation in your child's learning? DVDs and TV will never replace human interaction or schooling, but they can be a good education aid.