Baby seat with iPad attachment connects kids too early

12/11/2013 11:00 AM

12/11/2013 5:52 PM

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.

It sounds like a way to get today’s 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 baby’s development.

Parents should be the ones talking with babies and socializing them, not iPads.

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