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Car journeys with a cantankerous toddler can be painful to say the least. Ours usually begin with the best intentions, pointing out the big windmills along the bypass and chatting about the trees, and end with the sort of whining that makes you want to drive into those trees. The only way to stop the whining is to sing Incy Wincy Spider ad infinitum with a little bit of Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes thrown in. This whining for 20 minutes, it does bad things to your mood for the rest of the day.
So when I saw a photo of some ingeniuous contraption that straps your iPad to your car seat on Charlotte‘s Instagram feed… woah. Mind blown. A quick search on Amazon and it was ordered.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have found our own in-car Nirvana:
I got over my initial 30 seconds of mothering guilt by recalling the Winnie the Pooh story tapes my mum used to play my brother and I over and over again in the car when we were kids: this is like old-school story tapes with images, right? And once you get a taste of the blissful silence that allows you to concentrate on the road rather than the recall of nursery rhymes, everything will make sense.
iTALK online iPad case with in-car headrest mount, £14.95, Amazon.