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A child plays with an iPad and the apptivity app at Westfield shopping Centre on August 21, 2012 in London, England.
Sure, you want to be a good parent. That probably means limiting screen time for your newborn or toddler, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. But certainly there are a plethora of educational opportunities online to share with our kids, via digital devices.
And haven’t all modern parents had moments of weakness, where it was easier to show their kid a YouTube cartoon on an iPhone than…engage?
Now, Fisher-Price has come out with a bouncy seat for babies complete with a holder for an iPad. At least one group has demanded that the toy company stop selling the item immediately.
Fisher-Price, for its part, says the $80 Apptivity Seat has a 10-minute timeout, which requires manual reset and that early reviews from parents who have purchased it, “show strong parent involvement and support.”
What do you think? Is there a responsible way to use a baby seat like this? Or is it just too dangerous for infants to consider?
Ina Fried, Senior Editor, AllThingsD