Parents' Guide to


By Betsy Wallace, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Babies go adventuring in this Nick favorite.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 5+

Based on 51 parent reviews

age 6+
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (51):
Kids say (75):

Although the series focuses mainly on the babies' escapades -- often as they wander far from their parents -- the show promotes family love and cohesiveness right along with kids' independent spirit. Adults can appreciate the way Rugrats gently pokes fun at neurotic parenting, as well as the inherent humor in trying to raise kids correctly. In regards to Angelica's naughty antics, most young viewers will be able to categorize them as "bad behavior."

Over the years the series has added to its core cast, seemingly to increase the diversity of the show. Chuckie's single dad married an Asian woman, whose daughter, Kimi (Dionne Quan), then became a regular. Tommy also gained a baby brother and had to deal with the complexities and emotions a sibling introduces.

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