Baby destroying my macbook…any baby laptop/toy suggestions?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Normal baby toys, maybe? Worked for me 23 years ago, you know, when I was a baby.

Post # 3
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Honey bee

LuluInLove:  For you to use or the child? For you, I would suggest using it away from your child. For your child, I would suggest normal baby toys. Depending on age it’s better for them to use their imagination rather than virtual stimulation. For your phone, get an otter box defender case, it works wonders for me around my 1 year old niece. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Willow90:  + 10000

 

Are you letting your baby play with your laptop and phone or is he trying to get them whilst you are on them?

If it’s the former then I would stop them using it. If it’s the latter then I would try not to use it when they were around/sitting with me. As for the phone, you can get toy phones made of plastic. Buy one of them for Christmas. If you pretend to use it then he will be interested. He most likely wants the items because you’ve got them.

How old is your baby? 

Just because there are products out there for young children does not mean you need to get them one. Children will have plenty of time to be completely surrounded/dependent on electronics when they are older. There is no need to give it to them now.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I understand what you’re getting at. If he really seems interested in actual keyboards and such, try finding cheap versions of the real thing, like this:

Keyboard on Amazon

That being said, loose keys would definitely be a choking hazard, so check it out beforehand, and regularly thereafter. He won’t care that it’s not hooked up to a computer.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I agree with PPs, steer him to baby toys as much as you can.

Here are some baby toys that allow him to bang on something (similar to what he does with the keys):

http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Toy-Punch-and-Drop/dp/B00009YOQK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417249985&sr=8-1&keywords=baby+toys+banging

http://www.amazon.com/Brio-B30515-Pounding-Bench/dp/B001P3PSUS/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1417249985&sr=8-10&keywords=baby+toys+banging

http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Brilliant-Basics-Babys-Blocks/dp/B0089W1IGG/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1417250073&sr=8-8&keywords=baby+toys 

Here are some baby/children keyboard toys for if you want something keyboard like:

http://www.amazon.com/Kidz-Delight-Tech-Too-Notebook/dp/B00C1ESPBY/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1417249590&sr=8-11&keywords=babies+pretend+keyboard

http://www.amazon.com/Telephone-Battery-Operated-Electronic-Learning/dp/B00JDQCGFE/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1417249733&sr=8-17&keywords=babies+pretend+keyboard

http://www.amazon.com/Small-World-Toys-Preschool-Multiplying/dp/B00000IUCE/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1417249798&sr=8-13&keywords=baby+toys+keyboard (I know it’s a multiplication one but if all he is doing is enjoying pressing the keys like he sees you do, this one looks more like a real keyboard, although may be a choking hazard if he gets the keys loose)

http://www.amazon.com/LeapFrog-Clickstart-My-First-Computer/dp/B000NRVFV8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417249922&sr=8-2&keywords=baby+toy+computer+keyboard (I think this one might be what you are looking for, or at least very close)

  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  Jacqui90.
Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

By giving him toys or fakes that resemble the real thing you are just going to teach him that electronic items like these are acceptable toys For him to play with. I wouldn’t be too impressed as a friend if you son decided to grab my electronic device to play with.

You are the parent so you, not him, should be teaching him/deciding what is appropriate for him to touch/play  with. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

LuluInLove:  A 7 month old does not have the reasoning skills that you are describing. He will know keyboards good, I can touch. When you then admonish him for touching your keyboard (and taking it away is admonishing him) and give him something almost identical you are going to confuse the poor kid. 

You doubt your kid will be getting into places he shouldn’t like other peoples bags? Come back in a year and let us know how that went.

 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

Do not give a 7 month old any toy that resembles such electronic devices, you’ll only be encouraging bad behaviour when he’s older. A 2-year old at the kindergarten I teach had a HUGE tantrum outside with his mum last week because he wouldn’t let go of her ipad. You’ll have a very hard time later with your LO if you encourage this behaviour any further!

Just give him normal toys like everyone else does. As a pp said he has plenty of time to be immersed in electronics when he’s older; I’m sure the next generation’s gadget addiction will be even worse than ours. In the meantime please stimulate your child with colourful baby-friendly toys 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What a tough age! I remember that… lol. When my kiddos were that age, it was a constant battle. I was constantly redirecting them away from my electronics. I locked my phone so if for some reason they found it they couldn’t delete apps and text/call people. I don’t think getting them play electronics helped. They wanted what I was using, because I am mommy, and duh! my stuff is better 😉 I cringe when I think back to how often I said no. But they are fine and I don’t think I scarred them for life. If anything, they have boundaries and safety down to a science. I think these things just take time for baby to get older. As long as you always redirect when he wants to touch your electronics, he will learn they are off-limits by the time he is 2ish. If you let him once in a while because you are tired and want to stop the screaming, you will find yourself in an epic battle.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My first daughter was the epic battle girl. I learned my lesson the second time around 🙂

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