to let my new born daughter play grand theft auto 5?

(54 Posts)
tiggerpigger Fri 11-Oct-13 22:01:03

Im really into it at the moment, and my daughter (first baby) is due to be induced on monday. Would it be bad if we played it together??

changeforthebetter Fri 11-Oct-13 22:02:38

Itz ur baybee Hun smile u no wotz best wink

MsWilliamTheBloody Fri 11-Oct-13 22:02:42

Nah.

Bright colours, innit dawg..?

grin

KirjavaTheCorpse Fri 11-Oct-13 22:05:01

DS spent the first few weeks of his life napping on my chest while I completed Fable II.

I rather think his great moral compass is a result of this wink

ArlingtonStringham Fri 11-Oct-13 22:19:07

I played hundreds of hours of Skyrim while constantly breastfeeding my newborn son. He used to fall asleep to the crackling of the fires in the taverns.

SunshineMMum Fri 11-Oct-13 22:24:11

grin

Rufus44 Fri 11-Oct-13 22:24:50

Will she be able to press the buttons?

Donkeyok Fri 11-Oct-13 22:26:46

Ahh wondered how yad do that.

singaporefling Fri 11-Oct-13 23:37:54

Sho thaaang - betta dan all dat mozart trash whilst she waytin to show - least she'll know how to handle herself in da hood grin

MurderOfBanshees Fri 11-Oct-13 23:38:55

DS slept on my lap through hours and hours of Skyrim grin

YouTheCat Fri 11-Oct-13 23:40:11

I was addicted to my Gameboy (so so so many years ago) when my babies were born. My brothers had bought me the gameboy as a birthday present when I was pregnant. I'm pretty sure my kids dreamt in Tetris for the first few months. grin

FlapJackOLantern Fri 11-Oct-13 23:42:41

You might have to wait a couple of weeks until her eyes focus - then you can use a dual controller, yes?

shockers Sat 12-Oct-13 08:31:13

You have to wait till she's 18 months... it says so on the box.

Fuzzysnout Sat 12-Oct-13 08:48:25

Happy mum, happy baby. Your rules. You probably should buy her her own console though.

justabigdisco Sat 12-Oct-13 08:51:23

My daughter's first film was the Godfather part II, and she then enjoyed series 1&2 of breaking bad. It's character building!

noblegiraffe Sat 12-Oct-13 11:25:58

My 8 month old is ace at candy crush.

CatAmongThePigeons Sat 12-Oct-13 11:29:35

DS1 watched Sopranos with DH from young. Ur babs ur rulz

Mojavewonderer Sat 12-Oct-13 11:40:09

I wouldn't because I suspect my baby (if I had one) would be better at it than me and then I would be really jealous and throw a tantrum.
I really hope someone buys me this game for my birthday in 2 weeks...mum, husband, sis in law and friends if you are reading this I want GTA5 for my birthday please smile

Finola1step Sat 12-Oct-13 11:45:41

Do it. My mate says I'm depriving mine cos I won't let em play GTA5. Says my kids will be behind all the others when they start school.

munkysea Sat 12-Oct-13 11:49:02

it'll be great practice for when she takes her driving test when she's two.

BeaverAbroad Sat 12-Oct-13 12:26:02

Oh yes, go ahead. Starting a bit late though, I got my mine addicted to the game inside the womb.

sydlexic Sat 12-Oct-13 12:54:20

You are being ridiculous, there was a man in America who forgot to feed his baby because he played evil video games.

spritesoright Sat 12-Oct-13 14:07:11

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

spritesoright Sat 12-Oct-13 14:07:30

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

spritesoright Sat 12-Oct-13 14:07:40

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

spritesoright Sat 12-Oct-13 14:07:47

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

spritesoright Sat 12-Oct-13 14:08:19

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

spritesoright Sat 12-Oct-13 14:08:30

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

spritesoright Sat 12-Oct-13 14:08:36

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

spritesoright Sat 12-Oct-13 14:09:39

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

EeTraceyluv Sat 12-Oct-13 14:10:09

I never played them games - I was too busy smoking capstan full strength.

dontyouknow Sat 12-Oct-13 16:05:19

Glad it wasn't just me! Breastfeeding v shaped cushions were great - both hands free for the playstation controller! Although DD always seemed to know when I had nearly defeated an end of level baddie and distracted me with a big chomp.

spritesoright Sun 13-Oct-13 13:41:08

Of course it's fine and babies just like the snuggle. DH perfected the art of balancing the baby on his chest while playing Xbox.
You might be surprised though at your newfound intolerance to violence once DD is born. I think it's the hormones or just some innate desire to protect your child (who is so very tiny and vulnerable when they arrive). But I found even the news too upsetting to watch after DD was born and didn't make it through a Hitchcock movie that had only a hint of violence.
I'm desensitised again now DD is 2!

spritesoright Sun 13-Oct-13 13:43:21

So sorry about all the repeats.phone just stalled and now this...

Bioware told me on twitter that, if I managed to complete ME3 before Commander Foetus was born, it would be destined for greatness.

Destined for no bloody sleep more like... Commander Toddler is bouncing around her cot,bedtime having been an hour ago hmm

usualsuspect Sun 13-Oct-13 19:54:31

I didn't quite catch what you said,sprite.

Varya Sun 13-Oct-13 19:56:49

Book her into Uni @ six months.

HereComesHoneyBooBooDragon Sun 13-Oct-13 19:59:00

Well Sprite made a couple of interesting points.

I say go for it, you'll have the time. It's not like you are expecting triplets and have a pit bull to look after.

ShreddedHoops Sun 13-Oct-13 20:51:23

Ace plan OP. I played countless games of Scrabble, FarmVille and Draw Something on iPad - I should have been more constructive with my time and played GTA sad

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 13-Oct-13 20:58:14

But you'll need to plan ahead so you can get the beeer, Doritos and fags all to hand before you settle down with her.

It's all in the planning....

Kiwiinkits Sun 13-Oct-13 21:25:27

Sorry to rain on your parade, but I think YABU. Babies find flashing screens very overwhelming. It may be great for you to play video games but your baby will find it very tiring. No screens until one year old, is a good rule of thumb.

spritesoright Wed 16-Oct-13 19:40:28

"Babies find flashing screens overwhelming" Really?! Based on what research? DD barely noticed the TV at that age. I think you are being a bit over the top with your TV bias.
It's not as though OP is proposing sitting the baby directly in front of the screen for hours.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Wed 16-Oct-13 19:44:40

A bit late isn't it, the baby should be playing it in utero

gamerchick Wed 16-Oct-13 19:45:06

Breastfeeding is how I got into gaming.

Kiwi really? I've never met a newborn who looks at a telly. Get a grip man.

TwoEightTwoEightTwoOh Wed 16-Oct-13 19:45:19

I was gutted at being unable to breastfeed with DD2. Bottle feeding takes both hands, and with DD1 I got to the top of my mafia on Mafia Wars AND learned French via Rosetta Stone. Now all I can do is watch Jeremy Kyle and dream...

GaryBuseysTeeth Wed 16-Oct-13 19:49:25

DS1 came along a few weeks after Skyrim, so had to play it during naps or with him on my chest.

DS2 came along before GTA V and I've not even bought it yet.

Who knew that having kids would interfere with gaming so much?! It's one way to stop teenager boys having sex, babies=less COD time thlshock

GruffBillyGoat Thu 17-Oct-13 12:11:35

With the auto-aim in that game I am sure she would be just fine. Though maybe avoid showing her the torture scene, that slightly traumatised a 26 year old male friend of mine.

Kiwiinkits Sat 19-Oct-13 16:20:38

I haven't lost my grip. Screens aren't great for babies (even the very young ones). Just google 'effects screens babies' and see what comes up. It's worthwhile reading up on it if you plan to have them in front of a screen with you. It's better to know the possible effects, right?

AnaisHellWitch Sat 19-Oct-13 16:55:16

My DS looked at my boob me not my screen. Are they now proven to be bad for the back of baby's heads?

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 19-Oct-13 16:59:03

YABU because baby should surely be playing one of the Zelda games, the greatest games ever made!

GTA, bah...

AnaisHellWitch Sat 19-Oct-13 17:19:30

Baby's? I do know me grammer honest.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 19-Oct-13 17:31:21

<whispers> Kiwi I think the thread's one of those tongue in cheek ones.
Unless your posts are too - so that's a doubler thing - a tongue in both cheeks?

And that's just weird.

<Disappears up own arse in confusion>grin

tiggerpigger Sun 20-Oct-13 03:51:08

Yes it was tongue in cheek as most people have clearly realised judging by the tongue in cheek responses.

I not really expecting a new born baby to know how to use a playstation. ..

Yanbu, my daughter has watched season 1 and 2 of game of thrones as a new baby, she seems fine. I don't let her watch it now she's 9mo as I have nightmares about her first word being "fuck" or "whore" or some such

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