The iPotty: too much, or just right?

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With the constant stimulation toddlers are getting from television and tablets, it may be hard to pry them away when they really have to go potty. CTA Digital invented the iPotty to deal with this problem. The iPotty is a modified potty chair with an attached stand for an iPad. It comes with a bowl and seat that are removable, and a cover for the seat when not in use. There is a screen cover designed to keep liquids or dirty fingers from touching the screen. The stand is also fully removable, so it can not only be cleaned easily, but also acts like a perfectly normal training potty. When little Johnny is in the middle of a show or game on his iPad, he can bring it along and continue watching while on the potty. It even has a guard to prevent him from getting his device wet.

The iPotty is set to retail for $40 with a March release date and will be compatible with the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPads. Is it too much to bring the iPad into toilet training, or is it just right for the toddlers in our ever growing tech world?

12 thoughts on “The iPotty: too much, or just right?”

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  2. As a parent of a 4 and 2 year old I cannot tell you how INCREDIBLE this is 🙂
    The thing that most forget is that when you’re “training” the kids, you have to SIT there with them until they finish….. which can take an eternity.
    This is awesome…. and out comes the VISA card 🙂
    I’m so happy, color me poo … (ewww lol)

  3. >With the constant stimulation toddlers are getting from television >and tablets, it may be hard to pry them away when they really >have to go potty.

    Ever thought that “the constant stimulation? is a bad thing? What do they come up with next? A contraption so that smokers can fall asleep while smoking a cigarette and keep on smoking through the night with an endless cigarette?

    Holy crap!

  4. I’ve gone through potty training with one child 5 years ago and am doing it again with my 2 year old. It seems to me that it’s better to reward them for completing the task. I think this product gives them a reason say they want to potty with no reason to actually do anything once they’re there.

  5. When I first saw this I thought it was a joke. If we can’t teach kids to put toys down or stop an activity when it’s time to go potty what do you think will happen when they are in school and they have to to finish recess in order to get back to class for learning time? We can’t depend on electronics to keep children entertained. What happened to exploring the world around them?

  6. Perhaps the point of this isn’t to keep the child “constantly stimulated” or to allow him to never need to put down the iPad. Some children need something to distract them or keep them occupied for a few minutes so they will stay on the potty long enough to be successful. Perhaps the iPad should be a limited-time activity for the child, and part of the limited time she gets is while she’s sitting on the potty. Some people use books or toys to keep the child occupied. What’s so differrent about this?

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