I was recently introduced to the new Innotab 3 Baby learning tablet from VTech, a kids tablet designed for children as young as one year old and made to grow with your child. Other learning tablets in the market are recommended for ages 3+ so having a tablet that works for young babies and is designed for ages 1-9 is wonderful. No need to buy something for each separate stage.
I was personally impressed when I received the InnoTab 3 Baby. I was expecting a less powerful baby tablet but I must say that I love how they made it baby friendly without compromising functionality and quality. My 3 1/2 year old spent 30 minutes playing with it after it arrived and he loves it too.
The InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet comes filled with lots of fun activities, games and videos that teach shapes, numbers, baby sign language and more. The tablet also includes an eReader that introduces little ones to short and simple stories. The tablet comes with a protective case that’s chunky and easy to grab and perfect for babies. As the child grows you can then remove the case and you are left with a thin tablet that looks more like something designed for an older child.
The InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet features a high quality 4.3″ color touch screen and it comes with a chunky stylus that is great for little hands. One of my infant son’s favourite things is to watch the cute educational videos and touch the screen. He also loves when I activate the 180-degree rotating 2.0 MP camera/video recorder in the tablet and he can see himself. I personally like taking cute selfies of him.
The tablet comes with an MP3 player and 12 build-in songs including some sleepy time melodies that are great to play before nap time. It also comes loaded with 18 total apps including some fun drawing ones that are a hit with both my infant and toddler.
Using the tablet requires four AA batteries and I wish a power adaptor and rechargeable pack of batteries were included in the box. The VTech InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet is however compatible with AC adaptor or rechargeable battery pack that you can purchase separately.
Having a chunky cover protects the tablet from getting damaged when baby drops it and it’s easy to hold but it also makes the tablet a bit heavy. It is safe to say that I will be watching very carefully when my infant is playing with it to make sure he doesn’t smash something with it. I sit with him when we play so that shouldn’t be an issue and as he gets older I wouldn’t worry about it.
I like that the tablet has expandable memory up to 32GB and you can connect it to your computer to personalize it by adding downloads available via the Learning Lodge. You can also purchase the little software cartridges that go in the tablet instead if you prefer those.
In general the InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet is a pretty neat toy and it would make a fantastic first birthday present for baby. They will enjoy playing with it for many years. Both my infant and toddler love this tablet and I like its educational components, including the eReader and dictionary available.
- InnoTab for baby offers age-appropriate educational games
- Apps introduce shapes, numbers, music, creative play, baby sign language and more
- Hundreds of additional software cartridges and downloads available via the Learning Lodge
- 2 GB onboard memory
- 4.3″ color touch screen
- 180-degree rotating 2.0 MP camera/video recorder
- MP3 player
- WonderCam features over 55 photo effects
- Integrated eReader and story dictionary
- 12 built-in playtime songs and sleepy time melodies
- 18 total apps included
- Built-in microphone for voice recording
- Use the tilt sensor to interact with games
- D-pad controller for manual selection
- Easy-to-grab handle and chunky stylus designed for little hands
- Blue InnoTab for baby includes 2 styluses and stylus string
- Memory expandable up to 32GB with micro SD card (sold separately)
- Removable case protects tablet from drops and tumbles
- InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet Dimensions: 6.2″ W x 1″ D x 8.1″ H
- VTech InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet is compatible with AC adaptor or rechargeable battery pack
- Age Recommendation: 1-9 Years
- MSRP: $79.99
Available at Toys “R” Us, Amazon.ca, Walmart.ca and VTech Canada.
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Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.