Wait, Fisher Price Is Selling an ‘iPad Baby’ Bouncy Seat? Come On.



Well this is slightly alarming, given the carefully considered — and recently reiterated — screen time recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Fisher Price is selling an $80 baby bouncy seat that includes a holder specially designed to dangle one of Apple‘s illustrious tablets right over your baby’s face.

I had no idea this existed until I chanced on this piece by L.A. Times tech writer Chris O’Brien in my Twitter feed this afternoon, which notes there’s a petition, no surprise, that’s making the rounds protesting what seems to me, speaking as the parent of a 16-month-old, kind of a harebrained idea.

Forget the advocacy group for a minute because advocacy alone isn’t an argument, let’s talk about the AAP’s position on babies-slash-toddlers and screen time. After noting that parents should establish “screen-free” zones at home and that older children and teens “should engage with entertainment media…

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