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    So we are expecting a baby I'm just concerned about how to entertain my dd at all the appointments! (I will have heaps) dd is 8 mo atm .. So I was thinking a tablet for her to watch, play ect (I've been left waiting for up to 2hrs) so toys ect can only entertain so long! We cannot afford an iPad so what are cheaper options which have the same features? Sorry for the ramble lol hope it makes sense!! Thanks!

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    I'm sorry…… do you expect an 8mo to play with a tablet

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    I only ask because I think I might have misread what you were saying…

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    I'm sorry…… do you expect an 8mo to play with a tablet
    Hmm.. My dd2 had just gone 12 months and all she thinks of our tablet is "oooh wow.. What sound does this make when I throw it?" Or "how does this taste" or "lets see what mum thinks of me playing with this thing! *insert up to no good laugh here*".
    Don't get me wrong. They can be great tools to keep bub entertained in the form of playing music or whatever but as for playing with.. They are still to develop and fine tune their fine motor skills. It is an expensive thing for a baby/toddler to pick up and "explore their senses" by slamming on the ground or to chew on. That's my opinion anyway.

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    You could use it to download movies/tv shows on but at such a young age they most likely won't have the attention span to sit and watch for up to 2 hours at a time.

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    I bought some cheap ones on Ebay for Christmas...


    however if I may make a suggestion... I think a more age appropriate method of distraction would be a picnic basket which you have filled with interesting things...

    bells,
    bottles with or coloured water in them
    strings of bright beads
    whistles
    bubbles that you can blow for her
    bouncy balls that are chewable
    lots of snacks
    musical toys
    blocks and cars..
    wind chimes
    simple board books

    and YOU-- singing to her, playing rhythm games and songs with actions.

    at 8 months they are into things that interact with their senses.. so things like cars or vehicles that roll or make sounds, things they can hit, put in their mouths, shake, hear and taste...

    A tablet would not be ideal for this age.

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    We have a few cheap ones from Kmart too

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    I've been exactly where you are not once but twice. My first was 4 months when number 2 was conceived and I had an appointment a week from 12 weeks so from when she was 7 months. When the second was 7 months we conceived our next one so I was taking a 9 month old and a 20 month old to weekly appointments and yes we often waited a while. iPad is great for 5 min then it becomes the how hard can I throw it on the floor/wack my sister toy.
    I used to pack a lunchbox for each girl with snacks, a drink, and little toys- books, toy cars, bangles, balls etc and I would interact with them the entire time. It was hell when the dr ran late but generally they were good. We loaded up my husbands iPad for when I had the baby and they came to visit and still at 2.5 and 18 months they couldn't sit still to watch

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    Ok firstly I'm not an idiot... I do not think my 8mo is going to play solitaire ... But in the night garden or something similar on you tube could easily fill 20 minutes. When games, playing ect is not cutting it. I would also use it to read ect. So my question ( not how to entertain my dd) but can anyone recommend a cheaper tablet then an iPad?

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    Check out iibuy.com.au ... It compares productsand fiinds the cheapest. Australian too, so you know you are safe warranty wise. I found a 7 inch tablet (forget the brand) for $75 and $10 postage, not too sute about 10 inch but 7 is perfect for me, very portable and convenient.

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