New Potty Training Chair Sounds Terrible for the Whole Family (VIDEO)

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ipottyMoms, do you feel like there's something missing from your toddlers' lives? Not enough noise, maybe? Not enough electronic gadgets? Do you feel like maybe they're just not getting enough screen time?!? Well here's something we've all been wishing for: iPotty!

It's a potty chair with a holder for an iPad. Now your little darling can watch her favorite cartoons while she makes poopy. Just like Daddy! Oh why oh why did we not hear about this exciting and very necessary wonder before the holidays?

Where do I begin in expressing why this whole notion gives me a headache? Maybe for starters, it deprives your kid of their stare-at-the-wall time. We all need it. Grown-ups need it, and kids need it. I love my staring-at-the-wall time. I like to think quietly and clear my head. Plus, it moves things along a little more quickly, ahem. And that's the other thing about the iPotty.

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Especially when kids are just learning to use the potty, they need to focus on the task at hand. I kind of feel like these distractions can slow down the whole process, if you know what I mean. Some things take a little bit of concentration. And the bathroom is a place to get things done, not to linger. It's not a theater.

And finally -- hygiene anyone?!? Doesn't that iPad get used by other members of the household? I know the iPotty has a special cover that protects the screen, but ech! The iPad just does not belong in the bathroom no matter how old the user is, even if it has a special holder. No. And no. And no.

Do you think the iPotty is a good idea for potty-training kids?


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SaphireH SaphireH

i can see why this would work so well the kid will sit longer than 2 seconds when trying to get to them to go, my dd who just got potty trained would say she had to go, it for 2 seconds get off the potty say nope and then pee on the floor and giggle about it. i hate cleaning up pee

Xakana Xakana

I think it quite illustrates what Apple products are good for. Shit.

nonmember avatar beachbabymom

Honestly, I would try anything to get my 2.5yr old son potty trained. He loves the ipad and I bet I could get him to use this potty in an instant!Everyone has his price though: wondering what this product costs and when it will be available.

embar... embarrett91

oh god. technology, everywhere! 2 year olds, using ipads and phones and all this stuff...i hate it. my little girl is all about her toys and books and i really hope it stays that way, yes the tv is on most of the time and she watches it, but she isn't always paying attention to it, she loves ot play music with her little toddler piano and loves to read her books. the tv is the only electronic gadget in her life that she uses. when i was little it was the same for me until i turned 6 then i got to start using the nintendo and when i was 8 i got to start using the computer. and no cell phone until i was 15. 

Mamab... MamabearC

I agree with the article 110%.   I mean, c' don't need to have an electronic device in EVERY room,using it EVERY second you're awake. And the germs(I'm not a germaphobe but I AM slightly OCD about certain things and this is one of them)... ICK....just thinking about it makes me want to gag. If you can afford it,are having trouble and are desperate in the potty training situation then I would understand using it as a last resort.BUT hey, what YOU do with YOUR money and YOUR kid is NOT my business so I'll just say that I wouldn't buy this product but if it's something you want then it's not something I'm going to be all judgy or preachy enjoy! ...or not...I don't care.   :) 

nonmember avatar kaerae

These are the kids who will grow up to take their phone into the bathroom and use it while they crap, then wipe their butt and grab the phone. Sick.

nonmember avatar Zuri

Are you kidding? Another iSomething device? I really thought we were done with this. All of the other Apple products didn't seem to crazy, but this is. When I was a toddler, there was no such thing as an iPad, an iPhone, an iPod, a Kindle, any sort of tablet at all, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, and I think e-mail had been invented about five years earlier. Somehow, I TURNED OUT FINE! Why won't today's toddlers do the same? Are they iToddlers?

nonmember avatar Elizabeth t

Trying to find one now!! My son is 2 and knows his numbers, letters, shapes, colors and is beginning to read because of our time spent with him and mostly(hate to admit) the learning games on his iPad. Can't get him to stay on the potty for more than 30 seconds. What good is having a 3 year old that can read but wears a diaper ?!

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