Well moms, if you're unhappy with your "Baby Einstein" videos, now's your chance to make a trade. According to an article on CBS News.com, Disney has expanded a refund program for "Baby Einstein" videos based on some challenges to some of the "educational claims" made by the company. Basically, in 2006, the Federal Trade Commission said that there was no scientific evidence to support claims made on the "Baby Einstein" video packaging about what your baby can learn by watching "Baby Einstein."
From now until March 4, 2010, if you bought any "Baby Einstein" DVDs between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2009. You can get a cash refund or you can make a trade. You can exchange your DVDs for a "Baby Einstein" book or CD, or you can get 25% off any "Little Einstein" product.
I don't know about you moms, but I love the "Baby Einstein" DVDs. I usually let my one-year-old son watch one during the day and he loves them. He laughs out loud at the videos and is completely fascinated with what's on the screen. Not only that, but in my own experience, I have seen my son learn from the DVDs. I bought him one "Baby Einstein" that was supposed to help babies learn sounds and it worked! It didn't take long for my son to start mimicking the sounds he heard on the DVD. Of course, my husband and I were working with our son to help him with words and sounds, too, so I'm sure the DVD was the only way he learned. None of this is scientific evidence, of course, just one mom's opinion and experience.