OT: iPad-like toy for 2- or 3-year-old?

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by Elleshoodat, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. DisneyMaMato8

    DisneyMaMato8 Earning My Ears

    Jul 18, 2007
    Have you seen the new cases by fisher price to protect iPods and iPads?:banana:
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  3. DisneyRegulars

    DisneyRegulars DIS Veteran

    Oct 20, 2011
    We've been debating this too and finally decided to go with an Ipod Touch 4 and this case: griffin armored survivor case . (You have to watch the video! We can get a refurbed Ipod 4 for around $129, but i don't remember the website. Maybe they will be even cheaper now with the new models out.

    We have both an ipad now and android phones and I think the aps on the ipad are way better, and tv content is way easier to purchase too. We may consider the 5th gen, but I think that's a bit out of our price range.
  4. Mariep26

    Mariep26 DIS Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    I bought a iPod Touch for each of my kids with an Otter Box case. It works out great for us.. and despite the initial investment, has been quite economical because there are plenty of low price or free apps available.
  5. Habbott

    Habbott Mouseketeer

    Sep 5, 2012
    But if the OP decided to go with an android style tablet like the Nabi, then it does even out pretty well. The Nabi is $200, but it comes with aps loaded on, it can have real movies on it (you can convert your own on a PC pretty easily). You can also buy aps in the google play store. To me, it's a better value overall. the good thing about the Nabi is that it has parental controls, unlike my iPads.

    I did buy a fisher price iXL for my guy for Christmas. It was on clearance for $22 and I couldn't resist it. Since he doesnt get to hold the iPad on his lap in the car, I figured it would be a decent system (even if I can't buy any new games than the ones I bought on clearance).

  6. momto3pirates

    momto3pirates DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2009
    I got my niece a Nabi tablet for her 7th birthday last month. My sister said it has been the best thing ever. It has a lot of educational games and aps preloaded. It also has a lot of just for fun games preloaded. She can read books, watch movies and play games. It comes in a rubber case. Baby sister is 2 1/2 and loves it so much they might have to get a second one.
  7. Happyjen27

    Happyjen27 DIS Veteran

    Apr 23, 2012
    Just buy the iPad. Most people who share devices with kids and buy the kid substiute STILL have to share their deviced with the kids.

    If he likes an iPad, get him an iPad.
  8. Elleshoodat

    Elleshoodat DIS Veteran

    Nov 27, 2010
    Thanks, and great points! :thumbsup2

    That wouldn't be a bad idea, but neither of us is eligible for an upgrade until next year. Bummer.

    Yeah, we actually have one of those, but we also have Otterboxes for our phones so we don't use it.

    I agree -- in general, I find Apple to be more user-friendly than Android.

    I would love to, but that isn't in our budget right now. Plus, Mommy doesn't even have an iPad yet! ;)

    Still reading reviews, but right now I'm leaning toward the Nabi or the Tabeo. A refurbished iPod touch would be nice, but I worry about his eyes looking at that small screen. (DH and I have horrible eyesight, and I'm sure we passed it on to DS.)

    Thanks, everyone!
  9. hgeisler

    hgeisler DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2012
    Just got Nabis for my kids that are 2 and 4. They are awesome! They have tons of apps, books, and Laurie Berkner music(She's like my kid's crack;)). I also added Netflix on them so they can watch their shows:) It's well worth the money!

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