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Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" Lily got this from my parents for Christmas. :D "


He has a leappad not an ipad. Lol. I don't trust him with an ipad. Before I got my laptop I had a tablet that my dad gave me, he played with that and it made me nervous. Lol. Now DH has my tablet and I have my laptop :) And he used to throw the leappad or drag it and it was completely fine so I think someone *cough cough-my sister*cough cough_ came to the house and wasn't paying attention and put something on the screen too hard or something, because she as here at the desk where it was laying perfectly fine and then the next day DH found it broken. I can't prove that's what happened though, but I know Peyton didn't do it because I always put it up if he was done playing with it, like he'd play with it and drag it around the living room and then get bored and go play something else so I'd take it and turn it off and put it up. He's only 2 so I don't mind picking it up and doing that but once he get older he's going to have to learn to take care of it or get it taken. I can't replace it anymore, leap pad is replacing it for free this time as a courtesy.



Wow, sorry I didn't realize how much I just typed.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" He has a leappad not an ipad. Lol. I don't trust him with an ipad. Before I got my laptop I had a tablet ... [snip!] ... it anymore, leap pad is replacing it for free this time as a courtesy. Wow, sorry I didn't realize how much I just typed."

yeah okay...:roll: lol



i know people who have bought their 18months^ child an ipod just so they'll leave theirs' alone. :shock::shock: i don't even have one for me!:evil:

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" yeah okay...:roll: lol i know people who have bought their 18months^ child an ipod just so they'll leave theirs' alone. :shock::shock: i don't even have one for me!:evil:"


Yeah as much as I think it would be great to have more space to add apps and such for Peyton the leappad works just great. I think having too many apps would just confuse him and drive him crazy. He liked my tablet but he was always accidentally pressing a different app in the middle of his game or video and then getting mad. On the leappad it's a lot harder to turn off an app. I mean it's still easy but it's not something you can do in one swipe like on the tablet.
A friend of mine gave her son an ipod and I was like wow, I just couldn't see spending that much on a toy for Peyton.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" Yeah as much as I think it would be great to have more space to add apps and such for Peyton the leappad ... [snip!] ... tablet. A friend of mine gave her son an ipod and I was like wow, I just couldn't see spending that much on a toy for Peyton."

i can see a leap pad (their built for destructive toddlers :P) but not something that expensive that they'll destroy in less than a wk...

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
31st Mar '13

I gave my oldest her own iPod touch at 2. It was a refurb with an otterbox. Its still in perfect condition we just never knew the headphone jack didn't work.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i can see a leap pad (their built for destructive toddlers :P) but not something that expensive that they'll destroy in less than a wk..."


Exactly. Some people say that they buy them because as the kid gets older they can still use it but technology is always changing by the time he's at an age that he will responsible for something like that and ipod/ipad is going to be old news. It would be like giving him a nokia phone or something...lol.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" I gave my oldest her own iPod touch at 2. It was a refurb with an otterbox. Its still in perfect condition we just never knew the headphone jack didn't work."

Oh I don't think people are terrible for doing that. I just don't trust my son with something like that yet. Plus I don't have the money to spend on that kind of thing. He's just not ready to use something like that and fully understand it. He gets frustrated too easy with things like that. Once I let him play with my tablet and he threw it on the ground across the room, luckily it wasn't broken or anything but I just would rather something a little more durable.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" Exactly. Some people say that they buy them because as the kid gets older they can still use it but ... [snip!] ... for something like that and ipod/ipad is going to be old news. It would be like giving him a nokia phone or something...lol."

i get what you mean.



no offense Jenny! :wink:

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" Oh I don't think people are terrible for doing that. I just don't trust my son with something like that ... [snip!] ... it on the ground across the room, luckily it wasn't broken or anything but I just would rather something a little more durable."

I think it just depends on the child. She fully understands how to work it and find the app she wants. She has thrown it a few times but then she looses it for 24-48 hours. It gets used mostly for car rides and traveling, doctors offices things like that. She uses her leappad around the house.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i get what you mean. no offense Jenny! :wink:"


:!:



I hope you didn't take offense to that, if you did I am sorry :(

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" I think it just depends on the child. She fully understands how to work it and find the app she wants. ... [snip!] ... It gets used mostly for car rides and traveling, doctors offices things like that. She uses her leappad around the house. "

that i could get on board with! :D

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i get what you mean. no offense Jenny! :wink:"

None taken. I know some people think im crazy for buying her one. I can respect that opinion Technology is a huge part of our life my husband is in the tech industry and we live in silicon valley, its not uncommon at all in our group for the children her age to have their own ipod/ipad/whatever.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" I think it just depends on the child. She fully understands how to work it and find the app she wants. ... [snip!] ... It gets used mostly for car rides and traveling, doctors offices things like that. She uses her leappad around the house. "

Yeah he has too much of a temper and doesn't know how to control it. My friend's son has one and he takes care of it perfectly but he just doesn't know how yet, I think it's because he doesn't get some of the games or how it works a certain way so the frustration gets to him. I think once he gets older it will be easier so he can learn that if he gets frustrated he can't throw it or anything.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" that i could get on board with! :D"

Yeah I totally get it if your child is responsible and you trust them fully with things like that. I think once Peyton gets older it will be easier but right now I just know that it would get lost or broken or he would get bored easily because his attention span isn't long enough yet.



The only problem I have is when parents just buy it for their kids because and brag about it or when they buy it for their kid then get super mad when something happens to it. Or my biggest pet peeve is when they use it as their babysitter and they let their kid stay on it all day long. And that goes for like tv too though, I don't even let Peyton watch tv or play his leappad too long.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" Yeah I totally get it if your child is responsible and you trust them fully with things like that. I ... [snip!] ... stay on it all day long. And that goes for like tv too though, I don't even let Peyton watch tv or play his leappad too long."

lily "watches" tv when when she's snacking...lol