There was a section on the today show called "girls on the grill". During this section they spoke about children behind tv screens. The conversation led to talking about a mother in a post office with her child, roughly 12 months old, holding an iPad watching a movie.
My view on this is that as a parent sometimes you have to find a way to entertain your child in order to get the most simple of things done and there is nothing wrong with this.
What are your views?
I also use my iPhone or iPad to entertain my DS1 when he is bored in a situation where I need to get things done or can't have him running around like the tornado he is