No doubt some parents or overly generous grandparents for the holiday will buy a Fisher-Price baby bouncy seat with an attachment allowing adults to place an iPad on it so the baby can view videos.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
It sounds like a way to get todays so-called digital natives connected to technology early. And indeed, many toddlers are turned on by apps.
But the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood appropriately criticizes the new device for turning kids on to technology too early. It is asking Fisher-Price to recall the Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity Seat for iPads.
The Boston-based advocacy organization says it is not healthy for a babys development.
Parents should be the ones talking with babies and socializing them, not iPads.