At what age would/did you get your child

(43 Posts)
nappyaddict Sun 25-Nov-12 01:30:37

An iPod touch
A cheap tablet around £90 mark.

MirandaWest Sun 25-Nov-12 01:34:45

Haven't yet - DC are 9 and 7

altinkum Sun 25-Nov-12 01:35:31

Age 6.

Ds is getting his own tablet this year, as he is getting loads of online homework.

NatashaBee Sun 25-Nov-12 01:38:59

DSD got one at 9, think she was the first of her friends to have one.

nappyaddict Sun 25-Nov-12 01:41:11

I know DS would love one but I've always felt that these are secondary age presents or at least double figures. I wondered if I was just being behind with the times.

I have been looking at ones aimed at children like the Kurio 7 and Arnova Child Pad.

Any age. Ds has had an old I phone as an I pod touch since he was 2.

Molehillmountain Sun 25-Nov-12 08:30:27

Our two (well three but dd2 will only be 18 months!) are getting an iPad between them although we're saying it's a family present.

vodkaanddietirnbru Sun 25-Nov-12 08:32:04

dd and ds are getting a tablet for christmas (age 9 and 6). DD has an ipod nano that she got last year.

TellMeLater Sun 25-Nov-12 09:05:22

At age eight we got them a tablet. They only use it for travelling, it has a kindle app so we download books for holidays but they are very pricy and hard to justify the cost, when we can get them from the library for free and ds reads a chunky book in 48 hrs.
They spend more of their screen time on the computer which has flash player - none of the tablets have this - not even my iPad, so they can't even do their homework on their tablets. They just haven't been as useful as we'd hoped.

whatkungfuthat Sun 25-Nov-12 09:08:39

DS1 (14) is getting an ipod touch this year. We would have considered it for a few years but he always wanted something else more. DS2 is 6 and could probably handle a tablet as he is ok on my laptop, I am considering a kindle for myself that he can use too.

whatkungfuthat Sun 25-Nov-12 09:09:21

Gah, too many 'considers', I sound like an arse!

Oodthunkit Sun 25-Nov-12 09:10:40

Dd1 is getting an iPod touch from xh this year at 12

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sun 25-Nov-12 09:16:25

Haven't felt the need yet - they're 8 and 10

FrankincenseWippery Sun 25-Nov-12 09:23:49

DD3 has had an old iPhone since she was 18m and kept nicking mine. She has an Innotab 2 but spends more time on my sodding iPad, she's now 3.9. It's amazing how fast the irksome urchins get to grips with these bloody things!

My other three children are too old for that to have been an issue. Think they got their first iPods when they were 12, 11 and 9, in 2004/5. They got laptops when they each turned 14.

chocolatespiders Sun 25-Nov-12 09:29:41

My 9.5 dd is having a tablet this year, she has an older sister (15) which I think has made her more savy with these things as dd1 would not have had one at 9!!

DD2 keeps pinching dd1 Ipad and the rows are unbearable. DD2 is having a Samsung Galaxy tab 7" which is £150 with £30 cash back from Samsung (if I remember to send off for it)

Got an iPod touch last year, at almost 8. Getting a tablet as a family present this year.

lljkk Sun 25-Nov-12 09:37:16

they are generally beyond my budget. However...

I was going to get DS a 2nd hand iPod for his 13th birthday, but in the end he saved up enough money from other sources for us to stretch to helping him buy an iPad. He never gets off the sodding thing.

DD is in y6, has about £70 of birthday money left. I could suggest that i get her an iPod for Xmas combined with some of her own cash, am toying with the idea. It would be a toy, first and foremost. But she could facetime her friends on it.

Thumbwitch Sun 25-Nov-12 09:42:43

DH got a Sony tablet earlier this year and DS (4) has been learning to use it. I wouldn't get him his own yet though.

SweetMingePie Sun 25-Nov-12 09:46:50

Was considering getting my ds1 one this year, he is 9. Would not get any younger though as they'd not look after it.

I would however consider the meep or kurio for my 7 year old, bt only because they are designed for children and come preloaded with no Internet access.

phoebechicken Sun 25-Nov-12 09:47:04

Not yet (8 and almost 6 year olds). I did consider the Kindle Fire for DD1, but I just think she's a bit too young. I'd consider it at 9 or 10 if she really wanted one, I think. I have an ipad that we all use already and that's fine for now.

ISeeThreadPeople Sun 25-Nov-12 09:50:48

No idea really what either thing is. blush DD is only 5 and a half though so maybe I've got all this to come.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 25-Nov-12 13:33:04

ds(nearly 9) is getting iPod this Xmas.

RedZombie Sun 25-Nov-12 13:35:19

IPOD Touch for 9th birthday. Although I'm starting to think that a 7inch tablet might have been better.
Ipad - can't afford one

nappyaddict Mon 26-Nov-12 10:11:01

SMP The Kurio 7, Meep and Arnova Child Pad all have internet access with parental controls don't they?

iseenodust Mon 26-Nov-12 10:16:27

Not yet for DS 8.

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