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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 07:23 AM   11
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They do iphones/ipads for babies?? Never heard of that! Lol the closest my lo has got to technology is chewing my sisters iphone! Not at all interested in it! Obviously in the future i would want him to know about technology but not noq, he's still a little baby to me
Not iPods the self but... http://www.fisher-price.com/en_US/br...=Apptivity_LAL



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 07:26 AM   12
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They do iphones/ipads for babies?? Never heard of that! Lol the closest my lo has got to technology is chewing my sisters iphone! Not at all interested in it! Obviously in the future i would want him to know about technology but not noq, he's still a little baby to me
lol its like a pretend iphone thingy with coloured buttons for the baby to press. I see them every where.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 13:44 PM   13
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Ooh! Thanks for the link i understand now lol



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 13:57 PM   14
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I don't really think about it but what really urks me is when I see babies and toddlers sitting in the waiting room of a dr's office and instead of their mom pulling out a book or toys for them they whip out their phone or ipad instead and totally ignore the child. I've seen toddlers tear their parents phones from out of their hands and run off with it and do nothing about it... Im like really??

I'll probably eat my words when my son is a toddler... LOL!!



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 14:08 PM   15
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I'm not sure what I think about this. My nieces, who are 3 and 5, are whizzes at the ipad/iphone. They even got the ipad toy thing for Christmas. Actually, my grandparents got my niece (the 5yr old) the ACTUAL mini ipad. THAT I'm not okay with.
I don't think I will be teaching my dd to use the ipad or our phones for a LONG while. I may show her some fun educational games and maybe let her play on it for thirty or so minutes sometimes but she will not know how to get to certain apps, take pictures, etc. I just don't see the point.
She's perfectly content chewing on our kitchen spatulas, she is only ten months though.

I don't know, the world is a very techy place and will get more so in the upcoming years, so I can't hold her from it forever. I guess I'll just see about it when the time comes. But for now, and over the next year, no. She will not be learning to use our ipad/phones/computers.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 14:48 PM   16
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I am in between with this subject. I think technology is really important, and not only that but I have found some great apps, and videos for my son (nursery rhymes showing actions/flash cards etc) I have also used it in the doctors surgery - not just to leave him to get on with it, but I have tried books and he launches them - we have toys, but he seems to really listen to the nursery rhymes so its good to keep him from getting angry...

But I don't want him to rely on that as his only source of entertainment. We do arts/crafts, imaginary play, wooden toys all sorts... I think this type of technology is ba when it is used as a babysitter constantly....

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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 15:11 PM   17
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Everything in moderation for my kids. My lo is 11 weeks old tomorrow and has started staring at the news! My husband said that he cried once he turned the tv off after 5 mins of watching it lol. I don't think that technology is evil but I want my son to play in a variety of ways and get lots of outdoor play. On the toy iPads- most kids toys are toy adult things, I don't see a difference between a toy iPad or a toy blender. They are both things I don't want my son using til he's older!



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 15:19 PM   18
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Dd is always on mine but they are all learning apps as I can never find what I need to be teaching hern

I obviously limit it as I do think she would be on it all the time If she could be but I must admit she has learnt a lot like shapes she has surprised me with. She knows some shapes my niece of 7 doesn't know!



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 15:21 PM   19
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I really don't like seeing very young children with iphones etc, never have done. It just doesn't seem right to me.

On the basis of number 4 in this blog we put all LO's electronic toys away. The difference was incredible. Within a matter of days he was grizzling less, playing with one toy at a time for longer stretches, babbling more, interacting with us more and sleeping better. We have also switched off the tv and only have it on when he's in bed.

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I'm also torn on this. On the one hand I know that imaginative play is super important for developing brains and that constantly being glued to an iPad or a smart phone or a television can deprive them of time that would otherwise be spent learning to entertain themselves and developing time management skills.

On the other hand, having a fluent understanding of current technology is also critical and as a pretty tech-savvy person myself, I don't think it will be easy to deny my child access to gadgets when I myself use them regularly. My LO knew how to use the touch screen on my phone since she was 4 or 5 months old just from watching me and I will admit that I do let her play with it sometimes now when I am desperate to buy a couple minutes of peace to finish something. However it's really nothing compared to the amount of time we spend reading books, playing with stacking cups, singing songs, etc.

So I guess I'm going to try the "everything in moderation" approach too. I don't plan to buy her her own phone or iPad anytime soon (heck, I don't even have an iPad!) but when she's school-aged I might start looking into into things like that and see if there's a way to give her access without letting her become a little screen addict.



 
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