Man, it’s a whole new world. Every day, I see something new and think to myself “I would have never thought of doing that.” Even with something as simple as potty training. Well, actually that would depend, huh? It felt like a laborious chore to potty train all three of my kids, yet I have a friend with kids the same age as my three who trained hers in less than two weeks. Go figure. Anyway, back to what I was saying, I always come across things that I would have not thought of even though the technology was within my grasp to do so. Take the iPotty for instance. Here is a useful and easy-to-use potty training device which uses the iPad and will keep your young toddler entertained while they learn to use the potty. GENIUS!
For modern parents who let their young children use tablets (and I know there are a lot of you out there, I see you walking down the street with the child playing with an iPad in their stroller) this must seem like natural step for child/technology integration.
The prototype iPotty was on display at the recent CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas last month and seemed to be an instant hit with many show attendees and media outlets. And I can see the appeal of the device. With many parents downloading app after app that helps with child learning, programs and movies for their kids to watch, or even children’s books for their youngsters to look through on an iPad, having something like this to help ease the potty training is a very appealing product. Personally, I don’t know if I would have used this were it available when I was potty training my kids, but I know some who are interested in the iPotty after I showed them pictures of it from CES.
The iPotty features an attached stand to securely hold an iPad in place for entertaining toddlers while they play with apps. There are dozens of helpful potty training apps and interactive books already available in the app store for iPad, which will work well in conjunction with the iPotty. The iPotty stand can be rotated 360 degrees to allow for horizontal and vertical views and can also be adjusted to three positions or removed entirely to adjust for storage. A removable touchscreen cover protects the tablet against messy hands and smudges, and the seat, inner potty bowl, and splashguard can be removed for easy cleaning. What makes the iPotty more than just a potty training device is that it can also convert to a child activity seat with the included seat cover so they can safely play apps, read and watch videos on the iPad at any time.
“We’ve been delighted and overwhelmed at the response we’ve had, apparently we hit upon something that could be quite useful for many frustrated parents.” said Steve Stern, Vice President of Sales for CTA Digital, makers of the iPotty.
If this is something that interest you, or something that you believe your child would like as they learn the important step of potty training, the iPotty for use with the iPad is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $39.99.