Maybe I should begin this post with STOP THE MADNESS. But then, I’m a stall surfer from way back. (They call me the resident expert on the topic around here.) If you object to a post about stall surfing, then move on now. Actually even if you are a stall surfer this might make you think twice. Especially if you have small children.
We all know that there are stall surfers among us. Many who won’t admit it. Face it, it only makes sense. How many bathrooms have you entered with magazines displayed nicely in some sort of rack or on the back of the toilet? So, taking a Tablet into the water closet shouldn’t be that big of a surprise. But combining stall surfing with potty training? That might just be going a little too far. It certainly adds a whole new meaning to “Game of Thrones” now doesn’t it?
But, there it is. Right there on Amazon. The iPotty. Actually the full name of the product is the CTA Digital 2-in-1 iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad. You too can help potty train your youngster with an iPad on the toilet. (What no Android version? I can see how this will fuel the platform wars going forward.)
Here’s a part of the very long and detailed product description:
Potty training can be a challenge for even the most patient parents and one of the biggest hurdles is gaining the child’s interest and then keeping their attention long enough to properly potty train. That’s where the iPotty comes in with its unique holder for the iPad. Many young children already love playing with their parents’ iPad, and now they can safely do so with the iPotty. It provides a fun and comfortable place to sit, while learning how to use the potty and engaging with apps. There are dozens of helpful potty training apps and interactive books already available in the app store for iPad, which will all work well in conjunction with the iPotty.
I’ve read less detailed and involved product descriptions and specifications of major high tech products than for the iPotty. I also suggest you read the comments on the product page. I also wasn’t aware that there were dozens of potty training Apps.
I’m not sure why this seems wrong to me, but it does. But then, I guess if you’re desperate to advance junior’s social habits along, using new tools to do so can only help matters. I’m not sure how this will pan out down the road psychologically though. I mean what happens when Tablets are no longer the in thing and we’re all using wearables?
Hat tip here to Andy Ihnatko who tweeted this link. It explains so much.