TABLE 3.

Frequency of Making the AAP Media Recommendations to Parents/Caregivers During the Past Year and Perceived Effectiveness of Those Recommendations (n = 365)

Recommendation 1Recommendation 2Recommendation 3
Frequency of making recommendations, %
    Almost always231241
    Often292135
    Sometimes252812
    Rarely12185
    Never11217
Perceived effectiveness of recommendations, %
    Very effective344
    Somewhat effective363055
    A little effective494937
    Not at all effective12194
  • Recommendation 1: limit children's total media time to no more than 1 to 2 hours of quality programming per day; recommendation 2: discourage TV viewing for children ≤2 years of age; recommendation 3: encourage alternative entertainment for children.