While my mom was here to help out during DS2's birth and first few days of life, she hooked DS1 (2 yo) on a few different iPad apps. We're mostly screen free at home (though DH and I both have iPads). At first I was uncomfortable with DS1 using the pad, but I got over it, thinking "once Gramma is gone, we'll be back to screen-free baby."
I was wrong. In the insanity of getting used to a new babe and life as a family of four, we've put those favoured apps on our own iPads and let DS1 play with them when we need a break. Seems to be mostly when we're trying to prepare a meal, but I won't lie, it has proved to be useful at other times, too. I'm trying not to beat myself up over this, but I hope that once the dust settles, we can get him off the pad. He's only two!!
Do you find yourself making unexpected compromises lie this to get through the day? Is it really so bad?