My daughter is fascinated by anything that clearly looks like a phone. She gets very curious by watching adults talking in to a small rectangle.
Instead of her grabbing her toys, she decides to go for our phones whenever she has a chance. With my previous iPhone 4, I had an Otterbox Reflex Case. So when she grabbed my iPhone and tossed it around it was kept safely inside the Reflex Case.
On one occasion our daughter attempted to use my phone as a toy for our black Labrador Juanga to fetch. I stressed out after seeing thinking of what could have happened if she had thrown the phone with out a case. I am sure it would have been worst than when I accidentally dropped my new iPad 2.
An iPhone can be a very instructional and fun toy for kids when it is used properly.
When it is thrown as a fetch toy, not so much.
As a parent, I am continuously making sure I keep my new iPhone 5 away from our 21 month old’s reach. I ordered some cases from Otterbox that took longer than it should to arrive at our home. I really don’t want to be part of the statistics of spending 5.9 Billion on Damaged iPhones.
Infographic on Money Spent on Damaged iPhones
Video Comparison iPhone vs. Galaxy S3
After watching this video from SquareTrade, I felt a bit better that I choose an iPhone 5 since it seems to withstand drops and even falling in the water compared to its competitor Samsung Galaxy S3.
The combination of children and pets using phones as toys is more common these days because everyone has a Smartphone in their hands at all times. Since we are in such a rush to do things around the home, as parents, some of us leave the phones hanging around for the dog or child to have access to them. Having a parenting blog also gives us the opportunity to talk our community about their experiences with accidents regarding their Smartphone.
The folks at SquareTrade offered the Papaheroes core team of Rick, Lucy, and I warranties in exchange for our community to learn about the warranties they offer. And we certainly said, “Yes” to that offer! So if you feel like most of the cases are too clunky, and you feel brave enough to go case-free, you might want to look into buying a warranty for your new iPhone 5 just in case.
Disclosure: We will receive 3 Complimentary SquareTrade warranties for our core team members devices. I don’t feel that this influenced the writing of this post in any way.
Do you have any Smartphone nightmares?
Has your Smartphone perished at the hands of your children or dogs?
If you share your Smartphone Nightmare story, we will pick a person at random, to recieve a FREE Warranty for your phone provided by SquareTrade.
Here is a bit more about SquareTrade and what they do: