Netflix is Better for Kids Than Cable

by Chrystal Johnson on May 23, 2013

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.


We don’t have cable TV in our house, but we do have Netflix. We watch Netflix every day, and my girls absolutely love that they can choose their favorite show at any time to watch – unlike with cable. And I like that they aren’t exposed to commercials like they would be with cable TV.

We have a PS3, so we are able to watch Netflix on our TV without hooking up our computer to the TV since there’s an app for it. We can also watch Netflix on our computers (or other hundreds of other devices), but for the most time we watch it through the PS3.

I also really love that I have been able to teach the girls to navigate to the Just for Kids section of Netflix without worrying that they’ll choose something inappropriate. Since Zoë is sleeping in her own bed now, she often gets up before us and watches TV on her own while waiting for us to get us.

hapy-5th-birthday-zoeThe Kids section has content that’s appropriate for children ages 2-12. All content in this section is selected with help from Common Sense Media to provide ratings, reviews and information so parents can easily make choices for their kids. It seems like every time we turn on Netflix, there are more kids’ choices.

Some of the girls’ favorite shows available on Netflix include:

  • Curious George
  • Angelina Ballerina
  • Caillou
  • My Little Pony

They also have some great kids’ movies like:

  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Pocahontas
  • ParaNorman

Most mornings, each girl gets to pick one show to watch during breakfast before they play outside. Curious George often starts our day since it’s Kaylee’s favorite TV show and movie. Zoë is such a sweet big sister that she usually lets Kaylee get her way :-)


When it comes to letting the kids watch TV, Netflix is definitely the way to go!


What are you watching on TV with your family? Netflix has family favorites from Disney, Disney Jr., Hasbro, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks that are available to stream anytime, anywhere.

And streaming is easier than you think! Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device, go to the website on your computer – and you’re in business. Check it out here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Tricia May 23, 2013 at 6:10 am

I agree! We have Netflix too. Cancelled our satellite tv subscription last year after I became a SAHM. The only bad part is I have limited GB’s for my internet so they don’t get to use the Netflix very often.


2 Kathy B
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May 23, 2013 at 6:17 am

I couldn’t agree more. Just not having the constant exposure to commercials has made my kids much more aware of them when they see them.
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3 Tracey May 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm

We love Netflix too! My 6 year old knows to pay attention to the ratings. He can’t watch anything rated Y7 with out asking first. There are a lot of great kid friendly documentaries on there too.
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