In Britain, this is old news. Therefore the British contingent of my readers will look upon this post with a fair bit of ennui. I understand. For the Yanks, however, I introduce to you the iTod. Heard of it? Want to? Of course you do! Observe:
What does that look like to you? If you said "That looks like an iPod for small children", you've earned yourself a cookie.
Fisher-Price will launch the “iTod”, its first MP3 player aimed at infants, this summer. The device comes with tiny volume-restricted headphones, while an iTunes-style online store will sell parentally approved songs for the player.It gets better....
The Bratz dolls led the digital advance with a £40 MP3 player for six-year-olds, but younger children are now the target.I never liked Bratz stuff to begin with. Now I can justify that feeling with something other than that oh-so vague argument of "ewwwww...." I would think that even the daftest of parents would see that plugging your baby into their own MP3 player is not the smartest move in the world. But apparently I still have just a smackeral of too much faith in the human race left in my bloodstream.
Of course, if you want to turn your baby into an iPod, that is totally your call.