This weekend I was working on a stroller review comparing our old UppaBaby Vista with our new Baby Jogger City Select. Searching for a few images to use in the post I came across a blog post about a homemade iPad mount for their kid a Mom made for her City Select. After reading the post I was, as a parent, well, not horrified but definitely annoyed. I understand that we all have that point at which we will do anything to
shut up comfort our kids when they hit a high enough decibel or enough time elapses with the crying/screaming. Sure, No problem, I get it. But I think it’s a completely different story to preempt that potential situation by giving them something in the hopes of keeping them quiet.
To the author, Mrs. Graham’s credit she does point out that she knows that people are not going to be happy with her letting her 2 year old kid watch TV and invites “HAVE AT IT haters”. Well, this hater is gonna hate I guess.
Babies like trains. Babies like moving lights and colors. You just bought a printer to print out pictures of your baby. WAT DO?!
Well, if you’re this Swedish Reddit user named Vekturbrektur, you turn your printer box into a train. We got a hold of Vekturbrektur – or Victor – and asked him a couple more questions about his train.
This week’s Podcast Question of the Week has to do with kids and cell phones:
Do you let your kids play with your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or other …
If you’ve tooled around this site a little, you’ll most likely already know that we’re totally hard for anything Back To The Future. Today the official trailer for Back To The Future: The Game hit the webs and it is heavy. We’ve been pretty stoked on this and it’s great to see something officially out there. Check it out after the jump.
The New York Times ran a piece last week, which yes, took me three days to read, about toddlers and their newfound love – our smartphones. True, we’ve talked about using your smartphone as a distraction for your kids in the past, but it’s also important to note, as I think Hilary Stout, the author of the NYT is stating, that you don’t use your iPhone or iPad as a replacement for…you know, real life.
Ugh…hardcopy. What is this, the 80’s?
How many times have we personally, at work or home, gone digital with something instead of jotting it down on a sheet of paper? Do you note phone numbers, leave yourself reminders and even manage grocery lists on your smartphone? You’re not alone – your kid’s starting to do these things too. As a society, we’ve moved away from handwriting, in favor organizational smartphones, iPads and netbooks. Personally, if someone had a gun to my head and told me I had to write my own ransom note, I don’t think I’d be able to find a sheet of paper and a pen.