Any dads/moms with naked iPhones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yadmonkey, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

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    In six years my iPhones were always naked and I never dropped one. In the 5 months since I became a dad, I've dropped this one five times.

    Might have something to do with chronic sleep deprivation, not to mention the physical demands and contortions involved with caring for a tiny squirming monkey. Regardless, I think my iPhone 6 plus will be my first to live in a case.

    I'd be curious to hear from other parents - anyone with small children actually pulling off a naked iPhone?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    3 boys - 3 yrs, 2yrs, 10months - phone is naked :)
     
  3. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  4. Mindbender14 macrumors regular

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    Yea, three under four here. Case all the way. :p
     
  5. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    1-5yr old and a 10-month old.

    Key to naked iPhones with kids: never let them near them.
     
  6. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not using a case, my daughter is 9 months. I use a sleeve to carry it around though. Projects it enough for that occasional bump or drop.
     
  7. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Don't drop your baby don't drop your phone.

    Being naked just takes conscious effort. And handing down old deactivated phones to kids (8 & 5 here) helps. They don't use mine.
     
  8. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 18 month old and we just have him our old iPod Touch and he uses it constantly so he never even bothers with our phones.
     
  9. Boydr12 macrumors newbie

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    I hope your kidding..
     
  10. fort macrumors member

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    3 boys. Older now, 9, 11, 14. Naked now but definitely used a case when they were younger. (and so was I!)
     
  11. Goodeye macrumors 6502a

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    4 boys: 9, 6, 4 and 9 months.

    I have the 6 and this is the first one I have put in a case. Silicone Apple case for the iPhone 6
     
  12. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    Irony intentional?

    "You're"
     
  13. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    The whole being illiterate part sort of ruins your post. It's a bit hard to take you seriously. Come again?
     
  14. yadmonkey thread starter macrumors 65816

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    For the first time I have a case on my iPhone. 6 Plus is too slippery for me without one. 3 month old too.
     
  16. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    Godspeed.
     
  17. nbarton macrumors newbie

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    Mine will have one, my 10 month is getting grabby!
     
  18. joelb727 macrumors regular

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    Always have case and screen protector. Have two boys 3 years and 7 months. My 4s has teeth marks all over the screen protector from my older boy (got the 4s when he was about 4 months old). I'm sure that my 7 month old will be just like his older brother and put the new phone in his mouth every chance he gets!
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    6 year old girl and 10 (soon to be 11) year old boy. Neither one of them touches my iPhone. Don't use cases with my phones.

    Both were taught to treat devices carefully. When I had an old 3GS they still treated it carefully. That's not to say they didn't drop anything, but it's all training. The word "No" is quite powerful.

    However, my daughter has her own iBook G4 and my son has his own PowerBook G4 so playing with my phone (or the old 3GS) really wasn't a big deal.

    My son has always grown up around computers and devices. I have a picture of him at 5-6 months in a bouncer with a keyboard in his lap. My daughter only became interested because everyone else in the house had a device or computer.
     

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