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Our Hunt For The Best iPad Case For Our Kid!
Noah’s only 20 months old, but he’s been a fan of the iPad ever since his tiny fingers first touched that glorious glass screen. He enjoys the interactive books, playing fun games, watching movies, and checking out his Baby Signing Times videos on it!
As much fun as I enjoy playing around on the iPad with him, it’d be nice to let him enjoy the iPad on his own every once in a while. But before that could happen I needed to find the best iPad cover for a curious little toddler. However I quickly discovered that finding the best ipad case for a kid can be difficult. We currently have one of Apple’s Smart Cases, which allows us to prop the iPad up landscape style so Noah can watch Baby Signing Times while he eats breakfast (and we can get ready for the day.)
The problem with the Smart Case (and most other iPad cases)….
However, the Smart Case doesn’t work well for a toddler since it doesn’t offer much protection from dropping, licking, trying to eat, throwing out of a crib, knocking off a table; you know the typical baby-iPad scenarios. (However, it is great for adults who just want to protect their iPad’s screen from getting scratched in their briefcase, diaper bag, etc.)
After doing a little research on the best iPad cases for a young child, these 8 iPad cases really rose to the top. I thought I’d put a list together to save you the trouble of having to do the research on your own. By the way, all of these cases are available on Amazon, which means they can be shipped! So feel free to forward this post to any grandparents who may be looking to buy an iPad case as a gift for their little grandson / granddaughter!.
Oh, and if you are thinking of buying your child an iPad, make sure they have these 6 other gifts that are way cheaper first.
8 Great iPad Cases for Kids
8 Great iPad Cases For Babies, Toddlers, and Children – 2012
I hope you find this list helpful in your search for the top kid’s iPad cases.
Do you know of an iPad case that is awesome but didn’t make the list? If so be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post and let me know. And if it is indeed awesome, I’ll be sure to add it to this list!
1. Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case: iPad Edition
There are a few things I really like about the Fisher Price Apptivity iPad case.
1. Our son already own (and we really like) the Fisher Price Apptivity iPhone case.
2. I really like how this case covers the iPad’s home button. One of the things I dislike about the iPad is the fact that you can’t disable the home button. (Although a fix for this is coming in iOS 6!) Ever time I try to let Noah use the iPad on his own, his curious little hands head straight to that home button, which of course closes the app.
However, this case is big. Like really, really big. Like clunky big. You get what am saying?
It’s still a nice case, that will almost certainly baby-proof your iPad, but we passed on it just because of its size.
2. Speck Products iPad 2 iGuy Case
This Speck iGuy iPad Case is a popular ipad case for kids, toddlers, and babies because the rubber arms can help your child hold on to the iPad while they are using it. I also like how the rubber feet allow the iPad to stand up on a counter, table, which allows your child to watch a movie / or video on the iPad without holding it.
3. Big Grips Frame iPad Case
Check out the Big Grips Frame for iPad case.
4. Disney Hybrid Case and Kit for iPad and iPad 2
Check out the Disney Cars iPad Case.
5. KaysCase KidBox Cover Case for Apple iPad
Check out the KaysCase KidBox Cover Case for Apple iPad 2, iPad 3.
6. i-Blason ArmorBox Series for Kids
Check out the i-Blason ArmorBox For Kids
7. Trident Kraken II Hybrid Case for iPad
Check out the Trident Kraken II Hybrid Case for iPad.
8. OtterBox iPad 1 Defender Case
Check out the OtterBox iPad Defender Case.
We hope you found the ipad cases for kids that we’ve listed her helpful. Be sure to check out ourtop Christmas Gift ideas, and our top Fisher Price Toy post for additional products we really like (and think you will too!)
Do you have any of these cases? Was there a case we missed?
I want to think our friends on Twitter who gave us their iPad case suggestions, as well.
As I mentioned above, be sure to let me know if there is a case I missed in the comments. Also have you used any of these cases. If so, be sure to leave a comment and let us know what your liked/disliked about it