Got a toddler who is always after your smartphone or your iPad?
Yeah, me too. It is really cute, but only for about 10 seconds, and then it starts to freak me out. Layah is quick to run off with my electronic gadgets, and I’m always afraid she is running straight to the toilet to see if it will sink or float. And I don’t know about you, but replacing my iPad is totally NOT in my budget for this month, or any month in the forseeable future!
iPad for Toddlers: myPad
So I was thrilled to see this great new product come to my doorstep from the company Mirari called the myPad. It has the look and feel of an iPad, or a larger version of a smart phone, with pictures, buttons and fun sounds. And all Layah really wants to do with my phone and tablet is push buttons and smack the screen. She can do that ALL DAY on the myPad; it is built to withstand plenty of “love” from little ones aged 12 months and up.
And just to show how much she loves it, note that I wasn’t even able to snap a stand alone photo of the product without Layah photobombing. She couldn’t keep her hands off it from the first second she saw it!
The myPad is a toy that I reach for when I need to keep Layah in one place for a handful of minutes (like when I need to take a shower). I try not to keep it out constantly so that she doesn’t get too used to it. This way, when I do reach for it, she is very excited and ready to engage with it every time!
The other product that was sent was so clever, as it combines two classic toys into one: check out the Mirari Zig-Zag Xylo Train! This xylophone unfolds easily to become a train that can be pulled all over the house. On the box, the recommended age is 18 months plus, but I can tell you that my 15 month old absolutely loves this toy and plays with it most every day. Currently, she seems more interested in the pull toy aspect of the train than the musical capabilities, but she’s starting to bang on it a bit more in the last week, so it won’t be long before I’ll be hearing xylophone concerts on the regular! 😉
I loved the toys from Mirari that we were sent for review, and I also loved learning about the company. Mirari comes from the Latin word which translates to mean, “wonder.” They are all about creating products that promote classic play in innovative ways, without overwhelming children with unnecessary features. I definitely like and appreciate that approach, and I think that these toys are right in line with that idea!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win your choice: either the myPad or the Zig-Zay Xylo Train!
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