Wondering what the best Netflix baby shows are for your little one to watch? Today we are sharing the best baby shows on Netflix that your kiddos will love!
The Best Baby Shows on Netflix
Trying to find something for your little one to watch on Netflix that is both entertaining and educational?
We’ve all been there!
Yeah, we’ve all heard that babies shouldn’t watch TV, but in many cases that is just simply not practical.
Especially if you have more than one child in your house…the older ones are going to watch tv and the younger ones are probably going to be in the same room.
We fully support every parent’s right to make the best choices for their own children and run your household how you see fit.
Whether you just need a few minutes to get dressed in the morning, or you have a multi-aged group of kiddos all watching together and you are looking for a show that is appropriate for even the youngest in the group, this list has got you covered.
It is important to note that the research surrounding children’s media use continues to be updated and the current evidence for any media benefits are limited for children under the age of two (what we would typically consider babies).
That being said, there are many baby shows on Netflix that toddlers and young children will enjoy too.
Plus there are certainly many benefits for moms when your child can be safely entertained for a short amount of time while you do one of the million things that mom’s do every day…..#laundry
All that being said, you came here looking for my recommendations for the best baby shows on Netflix and that’s what I am going to offer.
Now, before we get to the list of my top picks of the best tv shows on Netflix for babies I want to mention that these are totally my own opinion.
That being said, I am an elementary school teacher with a background in child development and two young children.
I also tend to be conservative when it comes to what I think children should be watching on tv.
However, please be sure to pre-screen the shows on the list and decide if they are a good fit for your family and don’t just take my word for it.
The 20 Best Shows on Netflix for Babies and Little Ones
From Jim Henson, the creator of iconic children's program like The Muppets and Fraggle Rock, Word Party is a Netflix series that helps expand a growing child’s vocabulary through adorable animated characters and engaging musical numbers. Join Bailey, Franny, Kip, and Lulu as they embark on a new adventure in every episode.
Little Baby Bum is a series of videos found on Netflix and YouTube that offer a steady stream of songs to entertain your young learner. These focus on core concepts such as letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
LooLoo Kids describes their organization as “an edutainment initiative wholeheartedly created with the intention of providing children around the world with quality media content”. They work with professional musicians and animators to support their educational endeavors.
ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs is exactly what the title describes. Their educational (and fun!) music is perfect for playing in the background while tiny tots go about their day. A YouTube favorite, their channel has nearly 50 million subscribers and that number is growing each day.
Brought to you by the founders of Little Baby Bum, Go Buster is a production dedicated to providing young children with educational and engaging music videos on YouTube. Their channel is a valuable resource for families and teachers.
Mother Goose Club is a live-action series for toddlers and preschoolers where actors are dressed in fun costumes and sing classic nursery rhymes. Ten episodes are available on Netflix for your viewing enjoyment.
A spinoff of the original, Rhyme Time Town Singalongs has taken all the best music from the series and curated them into snappy, bite-size videos perfect for transition times with tiny tots. A song is a great way to signal it’s time to move from one activity to the next - mealtime, playtime, bathtime, or bedtime.
A spinoff of the original, this Netflix series is full of short episodes containing the catchy tunes fans of Word Party have come to know and love. These engaging videos are perfect for those quick moments you need to entertain your little one for a few minutes while you swap over laundry or grab a shower.
Alpha Blocks is a series that brings letters to life for little ones learning to read. This animated adventure show uses bite-sized episodes and catchy tunes to promote phonological awareness (letter sounds). Watch Alpha Blocks on Netflix.
Charlie, a loveable host, goes on so many shape-filled adventures in each episode of Charlie’s Colorforms City. This show promotes both preschool math concepts and literacy through storytelling. It’s available to watch on Netflix.
A longtime favorite of parents and teachers, LeapFrog Phonics Farm is a wonderful supplement for young kids learning to read. This show brings letters and sounds to life. It’s available to watch on Netflix.
There you have it mama! My top picks for the best entertaining and educational baby shows on Netflix.
Did I miss any? If so, be sure to comment below with your favorite shows on Netflix for babies so I can add them to the list.
Baby: encompasses birth up to the age of 4, also described as a “very young child”
Toddler: a child in the range of 1-4 years old
So, as you can see allowing your “baby” to watch a show on Netflix could very easily be considered a toddler or even a preschooler.
And since child development experts recommend that parents talk and sing to their children as much as possible before age 5, sitting your child on your lap and watching a show together can be a great way to develop your babies language skills.
Sing along with the songs on the show
Talk to your baby about what you are seeing and what the characters are doing
Stand up and dance along to any songs while holding your baby, or encouraging them to dance along with you
Clap or stop to the beat of any songs the characters sing
Again, we hope that this list of shows is helpful to you and that you enjoy watching them with your baby.
Lauren Tingley is a formerly stressed out, working teacher-mom of two who tried to "do it all" and ended up losing herself in the process. Determined to find joy in modern motherhood she discovered simplifying was the answer. Now she shares her tips for fun family activities, minimalist homemaking and simple parenting advice on Simply Well Balanced for families looking to create more balance in their homes. Lauren's ideas and advice has been shared by Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women's First.Read more about me! Or follow me on Pinterest or Instagram
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