In order to encourage compliance and considering the inordinate amount of time spent on vest and nebulizer treatments, we’ve always given our son a choice regarding how he spends that time. It’s HIS time, so no homework. Sometimes he’ll read, play Xbox 360 games, watch cartoons or DVDs on the television or play games on the iPad …
More recently he’s figured out Netflix instant streaming of movies and television shows on the iPad.
During the winter months, we tend to be homebodies and aren’t as apt to go out to catch a show. So we choose to watch movies in the comfort of our family room. We’ve had a Netflix membership for a number of years, though we much prefer the instant streaming to their DVD-rental by mail service, which has pretty much now gone by the wayside. For $7.99 a month we subscribe to Netflix and are able to watch various television series or movies on our televisions, computers and now the iPad. Streaming works great on the iPad, with crisp pictures, clear sound, and no stuttering provided a reliable Wi-Fi signal is near.
Our son straps on his vest, nebs, and headphones and away he goes. Currently he’s going through all the Rugrats cartoons and his 30 minute plus vest treatments have been filled with laughter or requests for us to watch with him.
While some people may balk at the Netflix subscription service price of $7.99 month, it’s money well spent for us. The NetflixAppfor iPad is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/