Has your toddler ever gotten your smartphone or tablet wet? Toddlers, smartphones, and toilets no longer have to be the most terrifying combination that exists.
The rice trick didn’t work for Kanye West when 19-month-old daughter flushed his phone down the toilet recently, so don’t trust it with your wet device! But, celebrity parents aren’t the only ones that have to deal with phones going down the toilet. Along with people who keep their phones in their back pockets, new parents are among those most likely to have a wet phone. The number of accessible electronics in a family household is growing and toddlers are more tech-savvier than we think, putting devices at a higher risk of getting wet.
Common Sense Media reports that in 2014, 38% of toddlers under the age of 2 years use iPhones and tablets, up from 10% in 2011. That’s a lot of hands-on time with some very expensive gadgets. Not surprisingly, rice didn’t do the trick when it came to reviving Kanye’s smartphone after it was flushed down the toilet. Wife Kim recalls the incident in an interview saying, “I put it in a bag of rice, [but] nothing worked.”
We might not have had the chance to bring Kanye’s lifeline back from the dead, but there’s no need to panic if you find that a tot has sent your new iPhone, work phone, or tablet down the toilet. TekDry can help!