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    Quote Originally Posted by maybenumber3 View Post
    Are you sure he doesn't want to get bub one so that he can play with it ??

    Seriously though, 6 months is waaaaay to young. I'd think around 4-5 would be an ok age.
    Haha, maybe that's it. I wouldn't mind if he wanted to get one for himself and just let bub play with it occasionally but it seems like a huge waste of money to me to get one just for bub. He says he can get android ones online somewhere for about $150 so it's not like he's going to go spend a fortune and get an ipad or something but that's not really the point.

    And no, this is not a joke. He genuinely thinks it's a good idea and when I tried to argue with him, he said that I am "living in the past". Apparently we should be embracing technology, which is all well and good but staring at a screen is not how babies learn. I told him it can wait a few years but he won't listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarcyJ View Post
    Haha, maybe that's it. I wouldn't mind if he wanted to get one for himself and just let bub play with it occasionally but it seems like a huge waste of money to me to get one just for bub. He says he can get android ones online somewhere for about $150 so it's not like he's going to go spend a fortune and get an ipad or something but that's not really the point.

    And no, this is not a joke. He genuinely thinks it's a good idea and when I tried to argue with him, he said that I am "living in the past". Apparently we should be embracing technology, which is all well and good but staring at a screen is not how babies learn. I told him it can wait a few years but he won't listen.
    Yeah I wouldn't think it's a great idea either OP! Sure technology does have a place but you want your bub to experience playing and discovering in the real world. Nothing like sharing a book with a little one! I let my DS1 play with my phone and later my ipad from a young age (3) and I have lived to regret it. I only ever put educational apps on there but his cousins let him play games that I don't approve of and it sends his behavior into feral hideous territory. No matter how many times I tell them not to let him play with them they still do.

    I would be putting my foot down with hubby and saying no way no how! A tablet is totally unnecessary and I would hate for your little one to end up behaving like mine from too much ipad use

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    at that age (or perhaps a little older maybe) my bub was just getting into smashing things together and throwing them around, I would think that a tablet would likely get smashed pretty quickly.

    I personally think 6 m/o is too young and that about age 2 is a good age where they can start navigating them pretty well.

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