A newly released baby seat that lets toddlers poke at an iPad while going to the bathroom is not sitting well with at least one child advocacy group. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood this week began a letter-writing campaign against the $34.99 product from CTA Digital, calling it "oppressive and destructive to young children," while also naming it the worst toy of the year.
Toy not sitting well with some parents
The dubious honor goes hand in hand with a separate campaign against a similar Fisher Price product aimed at newborns, which mounts an iPad above a reclining seat. Both efforts ask for the products to be recalled under the guise that they could harm developmental learning of body cues, as well as socialization (something experts are still hashing out).
This is not the first time a high-tech baby toy has been in the hot seat. Last year Fisher Price picked up the same worst toy award from the group for a stuffed monkey toy that mounted an iPhone in the belly area, and ran special Fisher Price apps.
Update December 10th 1:54PM ET: The maker of the seat was originally identified as Fisher-Price, but it was actually made by CTA Digital. The story has been corrected to reflect this error.