The 20 Best Netflix Baby Shows of 2023: Top Educational and Entertaining Picks
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
Jim Henson's Word Party
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.
Learning Songs by Little Baby Bum: Nursery Rhyme Friends
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.
Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures
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.
Cocomelon is a popular channel on YouTube that produces a mixture of traditional nursery rhymes and their own original content. The videos are high-quality and engaging for young kids.
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.
Pocoyo is an animated adventure series about a curious little boy who loves to learn and explore. This show is available on many streaming platforms.
The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle
The Wiggles are an Australian music group formed in 1991. They produce upbeat, entertaining music for young children. Videos of their performances can be found on YouTube too.
Rhyme Time Town Singalongs
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 recent Netflix addition, Buddi is a sweet series for young kids that promotes learning, love, and friendship. The Buddis live in a magical world and go on new adventures in every episode.
Word Party Songs
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.
Number Blocks is a show promoting STEM learning in preschoolers. The snappy songs and engaging format help math facts stick while giving young kids a solid grasp on how numbers work.
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.
Ask the StoryBots
Kids are curious creatures. They have big questions. Ask the Storybots is a series that has set out to answer those big questions. The cute characters and fun format make this show a must-see.
If I Were an Animal is a cute series on Netflix narrated by siblings, Emma and Tim, that teaches all about different animal species. It’s engaging, fun, and full of science facts for kids.
Sid The Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid is a PBS original that promotes STEM learning and the scientific process. This series is perfect for preschoolers, but older kids may enjoy it as well.
Charlie's Colorforms City
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.
Rhyme Time Town
Rhyme Time town is a wondrous world full of nursery rhyme characters where two best friends seek out adventure and fun. This series is available to stream on Netflix.
LeapFrog Phonics Farm
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.
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What are some good quality family friendly shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime I can watch?
I am SO glad you asked! As a mom and elementary school teacher I am always looking for “safe” shows to watch with my own kids and to show in my classroom.
Over the years I have curated a collection of good, clean, family-friendly shows which I update every year. #you’rewelcome
Is my child considered an infant, baby or toddler?
Generally speaking here are the guidelines:
- Infant: birth to 1 year old
- 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.
I love Ready, Steady, Wiggle! because their songs are good
And my friend Chloe from Arrowsmith has a baby sister and wiggles is good for her age.
This is a great website and was quite helpful in understanding baby shows. What a resource for parents who are looking for age-appropriate shows. Thank you for sharing this informative article.