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Download of the Day: Baby Smash

Got kids? Nieces? Nephews? I'm sure you can relate to my pain when I mention the words computer, kids, and curiosity. There's nothing more fulfilling than watching a toddler learn their way around a computer, but what if they are still in the smash and bash stages of early development? That's when you need Baby Smash! Baby Smash is totally free and will "baby proof" your computer/laptop when your kiddies fingers decide to play the piano on your keyboard. But what's great about it is the fact that colored shapes, letters, and numbers will appear on the screen instead of harming your computer!

This download locks out the Windows Key, as well as Ctrl-Esc and Alt-Tab so your baby can't get out of the application. And by pressing ALT-F4 you can exit the application and Shift-Ctrl-Alt-O will bring you up the options dialog. Neat, right?!

apma apma 9 years
No way would I let my little one use it on my laptop but I would buy her a toy laptop so she and mommy could "work" together.
Murmur314 Murmur314 9 years
I guess it is true... we're shifting from child-friendly times to child-pampering times where parents get away with all sorts of stuff by justifying it with their child's freedom to develop. Thanks, no, never will anyone under 10 touch my computers. Kids need to learn that certain things are off-limits, and babies are no exception. Computers are for teenagers, not young kids - let alone toddlers.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Oh hells no. How about: "no, baby, you can't touch MY BABY." I don't smash and bash my machine even when I get really pissed off, I'm certainly not going to let some kid smash it for "curiosity". Also, kids are lousy with various leaky fluids. Can you say "electrocution"? "Ruined computer"? "Harddisk spindle skewed from blunt force, data lost forever"? Also, kids have jam hands. This is a recipe for sticky and/or stuck keys. You have been warned. If you have an old, useless computer lying around, maybe. And, okay, I guess it's fine if all you're letting them get their sticky little hands on is an el cheapo keyboard. Me, I'd hide my computer in a high, locked shelf thanks to more innovations in teaching kids it's okay to smash other people's computers.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i sent this to my friends with babies though i doubt they will actually use it. something about not wanting them to grow up too fast. whatever. my nephew is playing with it this weekend when he comes over!
JLollie JLollie 9 years
Just sent it to a mom to be, and a current mom that is about to buy a new mac. Great idea.
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