I agree Mike. I've been using OmniPod for a couple of months now and have had very few issues. I've had one pod that failed to prime and OmniPod replaced it. I've had several pods that I had to pull because the site wasn't absorbing properly but site absorption can be a problem with tubed pumps also. OmniPod has replaced the pods I pulled because of absorption even though it's not a pod problem.
I honestly think that many times people will blame the pods when in fact they have a site problem or basal need change...and those are things that aren't going to be solved by going on a tubed pump.
I also think OmniPod would be an excellent option for a child because of the automatic insertion process. You place the pod on with the adhesive and push a button on the PDM...you hear 3 clicks then a pop sound that feels like a rubber band snapped you and you're done.
Also in regard to the comments about keeping up with the PDM, as mike said, the PDM is my meter and everyone has to keep up with a meter anyway. With a tubed pump, you have to wear the pump on your belt or in your pocket. I don't have to wear anything except the pod, which is under my clothes out of sight. I like the freedom this gives me.
Just as a suggestion, jess, you may want to ask to wear a pod yourself and go through the insertion process. Then do the same thing with a tubed pump and see the difference. I've heard of other parents trying them out like that before they choose one for their child.
Good luck on finding what works best for you and your little one! :)