If your house is anything like mine, your kids get to watch a lot more television when someone else is watching them, be it family or a babysitter. I don’t see anything wrong with this and actually enjoy the fact that my kids see it as such a treat.
We only use Netflix in our home and although it has a “kids” section, it doesn’t have the same regulations that we have for what our children watch (Chowder for example is on there but not something our kids are allowed to watch). Instead of using that, use this Netflix hack create your own age appropriate profiles.
Log-in to your Netflix account on your computer.
Click on manage profiles in the top right corner of your screen. Then click on “Add Profile”.
Label with kids’ ages such as “Kids 2-5” and/or “Kids 6-10”. Do not check the “kids” box as this will prohibit you from creating an instant que. Click on continue and your profile will be created.
If you’d like, you can edit the profile picture once the profile is created by clicking on the edit button and then clicking on the little white triangle in the bottom right corner of the picture. This will allow you to select one from the pre-set pictures.
Use Netflix as that profile and add only your pre-approved titles to the instant que.
That’s it. You’re done. Now any time someone watches your kids just let them know that anything in their age appropriate profile.
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