This is a baby seat by Fisher-Price called iPad Apptivity Seat. It features an articulated arm with a 7 inch mirror at the end, which can be removed and replaced with an iPad. Genius, right? The iPad will then hover right in front of your baby’s face, which apparently is enough of a bad idea to have some people’s heads explode. At least the people in the review section on Amazon. See, even though it states in the product description that the associated application (which you download off the App store and run on the iPad) limits the viewing time to 12-15 minutes, angry parents are screaming bloody murder anyway because it’s apparently super bad to have your baby stare at a screen for extended periods of time. But… it says right there on the description that the application was developed with child development experts, and it times out after a short while, so we’re not sure what the hubbub is about.
Once your toddler gets older, you can then introduce other age appropriate applications, with letters and numbers and sing-alongs and stuff that kids that age enjoy. So we’re thinking the iPad Apptivity Seat is just fine as long as you use it in the way it was designed. Should it be banned (as some reviewers suggest!) because it might encourage some parents to be irresponsible and just play Spongebob on repeat all day? We’re not sure, but if you’re mature enough to handle it, the seat is $75.