Never thought I'd buy a Touch for my 1-year-old, but...

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  1. 6-0 Prolene macrumors 6502

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    My daughter has become a fan of my wife's iPhone... She loves looking at pictures, and some of the apps for little kids from toddler on up are great! She's started rotating the iPhone around to rotate pics, etc.

    In the interest of not destroying our iPhone 3G's, we decided to get her a Touch--and a good protection plan that covers accidental damage. :)

    For some reason I had a hang-up about doing this, but the more I see the educational apps that are available, the better I feel about it. It really seems like the iPod touch is becoming an educational tool for kids. We'll see how it goes...
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ive always been a fan of leap frog for that age group

    cheaper and more robust

    I mean, seriously, children that age don't care about gadgets and will take an interest an any type of gadget if it's put in front of them so why buy her a touch which is pricy and has a very very very good chance of being dropped and broken
     
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    Apart from anything else an iPod touch is not child safe, the thing has glass in it for a start. Don't give it to a baby.
     
  4. 6-0 Prolene thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I looked at those... the devices themselves are cheaper, but the individual apps are much more expensive and harder to come by. Touch apps (obviously) are $2 or less and downloadable any time.

    In a good case, the touch is a pretty resilient device, and the protection plan covers the big hits if there are any.
     
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    Toddlers are rough on toys, even girls. If she gets frustrated she may throw it. I would wait a bit to see what her temperament turns out to be.
     
  6. 6-0 Prolene thread starter macrumors 6502

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    She doesn't really throw any of her toys, and she doesn't play with either of our iPhones unsupervised either. In the unlikely event, though, all the surfaces she plays on are carpeted.
     
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    so go buy one. sounds like you made up your mind

    just dont complain if she breaks it
     
  8. 6-0 Prolene thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Re-read the OP. Already bought with protection plan.
     
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    Just a comment on what I never thought would be a use for a Touch.

    With a little reading, the point of the thread is pretty easy to figure out.
     
  11. gazzamac macrumors member

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    dont put the WIFI on. the baby may grow an extra ear :)
     
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    this reminds me of when a guy came on here asking for advice on which macbook pro to buy for their 3 year old son
     
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    Don't 1 year old kids put things in their mouth still? I'm not sure if this is even safe. All you need is for one of the volume buttons or the on/off button to come off in her mouth and that's it.
    I had a hard time thinking of getting my 11 year old one.
     
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    Looks like she's starting the apple fangirl club real young. :p
     
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    An adhesive screen protector would seem to make the screen pretty safe, performing the same function as the thin rubbery layer that's sandwiched into safety glass.
     
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    could you hold off with the ipod and wait for the release of the ipad ?
    Your child may find the bigger screen and 1 Ghz processor a more responsive
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I always wonder when newbies sign up whether they're the OP.

    But OP, not my first choice toy for a baby but then again it's not my life, baby, money, or headache.
     
  19. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    nah, better get a tricked out mac pro

    only the best!
     
  20. 6-0 Prolene thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha. :)
     
  21. 6-0 Prolene thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's never too early. :D
     
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    Who said the rubber cases or any care for the iPod Touch are meant to be in the mouth of a kid?

    Next Thread: Apple won't fix my kids iPod Touch because of water damage
     
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    Haha, good predictions..
     
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