Screen time is one of the hottest topics when it comes to parenting. It comes up in the Moms groups that were in, it comes up in the conversations that I have with close friends and it’s one of those things that brings me guilt when I know that the kids are on their third viewing of Sofia the First and the Floating Palace of the day.
I am all for technology. Olivia can work Windows 8 better than most adults, she has her own iPad and uses it regularly. She can kick ass at Bomberman and play Super Mario on the WiiU with ease. Violet is just starting to become interested in the iPad and favors games like Endless Alphabet. At under two, she can match the letters and words to one another and repeats the sounds and words in the interactive game. Technology can be a great thing, a fantastic learning tool.
I don’t think technology is something that we need to put six inches in the faces of infants. It’s not something that is going to replace the learning experience that comes from watching life around the space, interacting with adults and children alike and being poked and prodded by their older siblings.
If you take the iPad out of this equation, this chair is great because the ipad holder is really a mirror and all babies lurrrrrve mirrors. For that reason I would buy the chair. I would use the mirror and think that it’s a fantastic way for them to have something new to look at while they’re sitting in the chair, plus you can always move it out of the way allowing them to look around when they stop being enthralled with themselves.