I bought the EOS-M with the kit lens actually for our newborn. I got it along with a used Sony Camcorder. The camcorder is super easy to use, just press "record" and you get great videos. I was sort of hoping this might be the case for the EOS-M and my wife who couldn't care less about photography. (Of course I was curious about this camera myself). I was really surprised when my wife like the EOS-M and even more surprised that it delivered very impressive shots in the CA+ or stupid mode or whatever it's called. High ISO is impressively clean, auto focus is pretty decent, and more important, out of the box the JPG's are great. This might be a winner for the family.
Next of course I will play with it myself, probably get a EF adapter so I can try all my big Canon lenses on it. For the price, I would say it was a no brainer.