We try to adhere to the AAP guidelines for television watching - which is zero tv for babies under two. This is often difficult, but we do our best. My dad would be quick to point out that that must be what is wrong with me - all that tv watching when I was little. Don't get me wrong, I don't think watching television will ruin anyone, but every parent has their "thing." While some parents might be inflexible about bedtimes, eating all the veggies or shaving all body hair. My thing is the television. I do make a regular five minute exception for nail cutting. Have you tried to cut an - almost - toddler's nails when he didn't want you to? So I usually put on Zooboomafoo (an old kids animal show that I found On Demand) since Nate loves animals. That buys me 30-60 seconds of non-squirming manicure time.