When my sons first got theirs I was scared to death that one of them would see if it could float in the bathtub, throw it off our third floor balcony, or use it as a bathroom scale.
I spent an insane amount of money on two covers because I figured quantity equaled quality.
I was wrong.
Those first covers came with no less than three parts of which none would stay together for longer than a half hour. Noah was constantly peeling the protective shock-resistant piece off and Sam would just dismantle the whole dang thing and grin at me like the Cheshire cat.
We kept those same covers for six months at which time I did some online research and stumbled upon the Big Grips website. To be honest the cover sounded a bit too good to be true.
How could this single foam piece protect as well (or better) than the two high-end $89.99 covers?
The short answer: It just does.
Here is the skinny on each frame and stand:
- Non-toxic foam
- Lead and latex free
- Phthalate and PVC free
- Resistant to oils, chemicals, stains, and germs
- Lightweight and durable
- Easy to clean
Kids will like that the frame and stands come in a variety of colors and sizes to fit your iPad, iPad Mini, or iTouch. They even have a Hipster set that includes a strap and handle for easy portability or attaching to the back of a car seat to act as a video player.
The only caveat I can think of is that due to the Big Grips squishy-ness (That is SO a word!!) a child with oral-motor challenges may be tempted to chew a bit on it. Noah did that on a few occasions and even nibbled a small piece out of one corner. After realizing it didn't taste like pizza he stopped that behavior immediately and left the frame alone.
Each iPad frame retails for $34.95 and the stand for $24.95. If you order the two together you save $9.95 and pay only $49.95
You can be one lucky reader a win a set for FREE!
Big Grips is kindly offering one frame and stand in either green, purple, gray, or black to my fantastic readers!
To enter please leave me a comment telling me your best (or WORST) iPad moment. Did your child shatter his screen within the first week? Did an app help your non-verbal child learn to communicate? I'd love to hear your story.
For an extra entry you can visit the Big Grips Facebook Fan Page and give them a thumbs up and if you leave them a friendly hello saying Adventures in Extreme Parenthood sent you I'll throw in an extra entry. Simply leave a separate comment on this post for each action you complete.
One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, April 29th at 5:00 pm EST. I will contact the winner via email AND Facebook.
**Disclosure: Big Grips provided me with two frames and stands in exchange for my non-partial review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by others (except my kids who think these covers are the bombdiggity).