A business in the UK has, admittedly gorgeous cots for sale, but it’s the fact that one of the range comes with a built in iPad dock that’s causing a stir.
Technology in the crib
The Florence cot is described on the Babeek website as “a stunning innovative solid wood handcrafted cot with an elegant decorative finish. The innovation is by way of the inclusion of a dock for a tablet device opening up a multitude of multimedia channels.”
Ohhhh kaaay …
The cot would set you back the tidy sum of NZD$3,870.
It’s what parents want … apparently
Business owner Gary Taylor reportedly responded to criticsm for explosing infants to technology by saying, “People put their kids in front of the TV in the morning: is that safe? In the cot it could be a lot safer. Kids are stuck on their computers. That’s the way the generation is going. I’m giving people what they want.”
But hey, it can’t be worse than the iPotty, right?
What do you think? Is there scope for technology to be introduced to babies? Or is this just a step too far? Join the discussion in the comments.
This article was written by Julie Scanlon, Editor for Kidspot NZ.
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