5 BEST iPad Cases for Kids

5 BEST iPad Cases for Kids

best ipad cases for kidsLooking for an iPad case that will work well with kids?  We have 2 iPads for our 2 toddlers and we learned early on that in order for them to be able to play with the iPads, we would need to invest in nice iPad case.  If you are in the market for an iPad case for kids or for toddlers – here are a few that we recommend.

Updated: April 25, 2014

Check out these 5 Great iPad Cases for Kids:

Otterbox Defender iPad Case

ipad defender caseIf you are looking for the best in the defense for you iPad, go with the Otterbox Defender.

One of the features that I appreciate about this case is the built-in screen protector. I had purchased a separate screen protector and had it on the device. When we upgraded to the newer iPad, I didn’t worry about the screen protector film, this case protected the device enough.

The Defender line by Otterbox is awesome. It’s built for defense. While this case is bulky, your iPad will be protected and you can worry a little less about your digital investment. We have a Defender on one of our toddlers iPads and had another on an older iPad that we sold.

Purchase the Otterbox Defender iPad Case

Griffin Survivor Case

Griffin iPad Case for KidsI wasn’t sure how the Griffin Survivor case would match up to the Otterbox Defender. We had purchased our second iPad and were needing a case. I decided to try out the Griffin. It had come recommended by another mom and it was cheaper than the Otterbox Defender. I went for it and we still have a protected iPad! The case works great, is very similar in protection to the Defender – would definitely recommend it.

The Survivor iPad case comes with a built-in screen protector like the Defender.

Purchase the Griffin Survivor Case


Lifeproof ipad Case

lifeproof ipad case for kidsWhile I haven’t used the Lifeproof iPad case, I am sure it will impress. I recently switched my iPad case from an Otterbox iPhone Defender case to the Lifeproof case and WOW, this thing is impressive!  I talked with the team at CES this past year and saw this case first hand. It is super nice!

If I was a bath person, or had a pool – I would totally invest in one of these. The Lifeproof iPad case, like the Lifeproof iPhone case is WATERPROOF! And in addition to waterproof is drop proof, you can drop the iPad and no harm done to your tablet. Lifeproof even sales a Lifeproof Life Jacket to keep your device afloat in the pool.

Purchase the Lifeproof iPad Case


Speck Products iGuy

speck iguy iPad case

If you are looking for less protection and more personality with a case, , check out the iGuy from Speck. The iGuy is an iPad accessory perfect for kids. This freestanding foam case comes in various sizes to fit the various iPad versions.

The iGuy is easy to hold, lightweight and he can stand on his own two feet!

Purchase the iGuy


Big Grips Frame

big grips ipad frameBig Grips Frame was designed specifically for kids!  This frame is made of a soft, squishy and easy to grab foam that’s perfect for little hands.  The squishy foam is made to help cushion a fall, should your kids ever HAPPEN to drop your iPad (I am sure that’s NEVER happened!).

One of my good friends swears by this iPad case. My toddlers are a little too destructive for me to feel that the iPad would be safe with this case, but you never know! Her child’s iPad has yet to be damaged!  I would recommend a screen protector film if you do opt for this case.

Also Big Grips offers a Big Grips Stand – which will let your iPad stand up! Perfect if your little ones watch movies on your device.

Purchase the Big Grips Frame

Do you have an iPad case that you prefer for kids?

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Chef Sleeve – Kitchen iPad Stand

Chef Sleeve – Kitchen iPad Stand

kitchen ipad stand

If you love to cook and use an iPad in the kitchen – this post is for you.  I recently did a post on iPad stands for the kitchen over on Babble.  Chef Sleeve contacted me to tell me about their product and sent one over for me to test out.

This past January, we started eating clean in our house. All meals are prepped and cooked and OMG there is SO much time spent in the kitchen now a days that my iPad now lives in there. The thing with eating clean is that you need new recipes, constantly – or at least I do. As much as I love my black beans and brown rice with homemade salsa, I can only eat that so many times a week. (more…)

Download Your Free March 2013 Calendar Wallpaper

Download Your Free March 2013 Calendar Wallpaper

Free March 2013 Calendar Wallpaper now available from Digital Mom Blog!

Is anyone else constantly just needing the date? So what is the first thing I do to find out the date? I pick up my phone and due to pesky children who like to delete my apps and send random text messages and images, my phone is locked.

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iPad Kitchen Cabinet

iPad Kitchen Cabinet

ipad kitchen cabinet

Looking for a way to use your iPad in the kitchen successfully. Some people buy an Kitchen iPad mount (see my Babble post – 7 Handy iPad Kitchen Stands) and then there are people who take it one step further.

I would like to pause and say to my husband, please do not attempt this at our home. While I think this is really cool, we don’t have any spare cabinets and I REALLY love our kitchen, let’s just buy an iPad mount.

This guy made hit kitchen cabinet his iPad holder. (more…)

iPotty – How to Potty Train Your Kid in the iPad Age

iPotty – How to Potty Train Your Kid in the iPad Age

ipotty potty training

Check out one of the latest toddler tech products that launched at CES this year. It’s the iPotty. No, we aren’t kidding. It’s a toilet with a waterproof iPad stand. So yes, your toddler can play on his iPad on the toilet…. just like his daddy.

The marketer in me says SMART. The mom in me knows that potty training (which, I am TOTALLY avoiding right now) is a pain in the arse and anything to keep a kid entertained as they learn to understand the whole urinating in a toilet not your diaper thing. But then there is the other side of me that really doesn’t want my kid sitting on the toilet playing with an iPad.

But like all things parenting, this is one of those – do whatever works for you. I’m sick of people judging how someone else parents. And who knows… if my booger bear who is up for potty training could easily train with an iPotty – then I just may change my personal opinion about iPads, kids and toilets.

What Do You Think? iPotty – Yay or Nah?

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{ iPotty – How to Potty Train Your Kid in the iPad Age – is a part of the Digital Mom Blog series Cool Tech Thursday }