If you’d asked me a few years ago if my youngest three would have iPads at three, four and five, I’d have told you over my dead body. Fast forward three years and it’s a very different story, because as much as I prefer them to be outdoors or playing with their toys, there are moments throughout the day when I need just five minutes peace to make the dinner or hoover round, and the iPad actually comes in pretty useful.
I would say there are days when the iPad has saved my sanity, or at least it used to………before my children discovered Kids YouTube.
Wow was that a game changer!!
If you’ve ever sat through seventy billion hours of Johnny Johnny then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about, and it seems I’m not alone in my suffering. I asked a group of parent bloggers what’s the worst things their children listen to on YouTube…..
“For us it’s those toy reviews on YouTube, with the annoying high pitched voices! They make millions too! How!?” – Motherhood diaries.
“The monkeys jumping on that damn bed – we all know how it’s going to end! Yes they fall off!!” – Then there were three.
“Ryan’s toy reviews!! I am sick of hearing those parents voices it drives me insane. When I hear the intro I tell him to go and watch it in his bedroom!” – Raw Childhood.
“Cookie Swirl C – her voice is the most annoying thing ever. I don’t know how her partner puts up with it. She sounds like a chipmunk!” – Mummy Alarm.
“My little girl watches another little girl play with her Elsa and Anna dolls. Why she can’t just play with her own dolls??” – Arepops.
“FGTeeV. The entire family drives me crazy, we’ve actually put a ban on YouTube for now because we just can’t cope with the idiocy for any longer.” – Chammy Irl.
“Videos of people playing Minecraft and Roblox, videos of annoying American women opening toys and saying “OMG that’s soooo awesome”, videos of annoying precocious kids pretending they’re breaking into toy shops at 3am and videos of people pranking each other. YouTube is the bane of my life!!” – Digital Motherhood.
“Blippi – if I hear the unicorn song one more time I think I may chuck the TV out the window!” – Pushing the moon
‘”The Finger Family……seriously, look it up if you haven’t watched it before. It makes me want to hide in a dark and quiet room!” – Miracle Max.
The answer? You’ve guessed it – invest in a decent pair of children’s headphones like this pair from EasySMX. With an adjustable headband and soft ear pads, they are super comfortable and can be used with all portable devices that feature a 3.5mm stereo jack output.
I love that the headset features an auto limited volume, to protect your kids’ hearing, at 80-85dB and the lightweight structure makes them perfect for traveling and outdoor learning.
And best of all? For just £14.99 it means that I still get those moments of peace without having to listen to a single moment of Johnny Johnny or the Finger Family!! Now that’s what I call a real win!!
** This is a collaborative post. **