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The iPotty Adds iPads to Toilet Training: Reasonable or Ridiculous?

Living 2013/01/14 04:07:16
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A potty that’s also an iPad stand—is this something our kids really need? The makers of the iPotty, which debuted at CES 2013, sure think so.

Available in February for $40, the iPotty is a plastic potty for toddlers, which uses an adjustable rotating iPad stand to make the potty training process a little bit less terrible. Most importantly, it comes with a removable screen cover and splashguard to protect your tablet from accidental destruction.

Sure it’s an interesting gimmick, but do we really need to mix electronics with potty training? The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that children under the age of two should avoid screen time altogether and limit it to only a couple hours per day in the years after that. So is it really necessary to introduce an additional screen during bathroom time?

What do you think SodaHeads? Is the iPotty reasonable or ridiculous?

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  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/01/14 04:22:49
    Ridiculous
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +8
    EUUUWW! ....NEED TO TEACH THEM NOT TO USE THE iPAD IN THE BATHROOM... WASH HANDS, THEN USE iPAD IN ANOTHER ROOM.

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  • Jennifer 2013/01/23 17:02:26
    Ridiculous
    Jennifer
    Sounds really dumb.
  • Mel 2013/01/22 09:28:48
    Ridiculous
    Mel
    iv lived my whole life with out an ipod or ipad and i survived i may be 20 but im not that dumb as to think thats even remotly intelligent if a parent can take the time to potty train their like every normal mom has done for centuries then they dont deserve kids babies are a blessing and a big responsibility not a toy or a game
  • foxy 2013/01/21 14:16:05
    Ridiculous
    foxy
    +1
    When I was training children I distracted them with a toy of some sort. I was a child minder so I have trained my fair share of babies. Surely electronics do not need to be involved at all. I have heard of musical potties, but never used one.
  • Ramón 2013/01/21 05:58:09
    Reasonable
    Ramón
    Sh*tty product for a sh*tty product.
  • Dave 007 2013/01/20 13:05:11
    Ridiculous
    Dave 007
    Stupid ideas just keep getting more stupid.
  • mm61675 2013/01/18 19:52:52 (edited)
  • JustMe 2013/01/18 12:27:17
    Ridiculous
    JustMe
    duh
  • TEPP 2013/01/17 23:56:36
  • Tennessee3501 2013/01/16 21:21:41
    Reasonable
    Tennessee3501
    It should be given a try. If people do not find it helpful, they will not buy it !
  • Tylurr 2013/01/16 18:13:22
    Ridiculous
    Tylurr
    Depends, though.

    Are they wiping ON the iPad? That'd give it some functionality.
  • cranejumper 2013/01/16 09:45:27
    Ridiculous
    cranejumper
    +1
    another electronic babysitter to free a woman from motherhood.
  • Nichole 2013/01/16 08:36:57
    Ridiculous
    Nichole
    +1
    I'd love to know how this is supposed to help potty train a young child.
  • nicesteve 2013/01/16 08:16:16
    Ridiculous
    nicesteve
    I think that it's nuts, but whatever works, I suppose. If the shoes fit, wear 'em.
  • bigred 2013/01/16 07:35:59
    Ridiculous
    bigred
    +1
    Really!? REALLY!!? My God, just when I thought it get any more moronic.
  • Liberty Blade 2013/01/16 03:31:06
    Ridiculous
    Liberty Blade
  • erica curless 2013/01/16 02:50:02
    Ridiculous
    erica curless
    +1
    These days i have seen at least 4 year olds using iphones and ipads and ipods amd tablets when i was that age i had a toy cell phone kids do nit need that its completly ridiculous
  • Jesus Alba 2013/01/16 02:38:33
    Ridiculous
    Jesus Alba
    Proves that apple is loosing their touch dawn of a new is android
  • kayla 2013/01/16 02:20:17
    Ridiculous
    kayla
    +2
    you would want to put ur ipad on a used baby toilet? really? and are you really going to get ur kids an ipad when u can get them a hoola hoop and they will be happy. just saying, I sure wuldnt use it
  • foxy kayla 2013/01/21 14:20:01
    foxy
    Most kids are happy with the box toys come in, we do not need I pads when they are so young.
  • Tanya Oliva 2013/01/16 02:18:06
    Ridiculous
    Tanya Oliva
    I was potty trained jst fine without technology, and my daughter was fully potty trained by the age of 2 and 1/2 without technology as well.
  • alex 2013/01/16 01:42:21
  • Shadow 2013/01/16 01:24:03
    Ridiculous
    Shadow
    +2
    Why is this poll not at 100% votes for ridiculous...?
  • nami 2013/01/16 00:50:10
    Ridiculous
    nami
    +1
    Learn the old fashioned way!
  • macy 2013/01/15 23:18:23
    Ridiculous
    macy
    +1
    Technology does make things easier sometimes, but babies and toddlers don't need to be playing on iPads. Elementary school kids don't need to, either. If they played outside, maybe we wouldn't have a childhood obesity problem.
  • El Prez 2013/01/15 20:53:09
    Ridiculous
    El Prez
    Beyond ridiculous!!!
  • Anna 2013/01/15 20:45:27
    Ridiculous
    Anna
    I'm mixed up about the explanation. However, I don't recommend electromagnetic stuff around a baby. No good.
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/15 20:42:27
  • Robert Strobel 2013/01/15 20:38:43
    Ridiculous
    Robert Strobel
    +2
    That's the stupidest thing I have ever seen.
  • [Ev@n] 2013/01/15 17:37:46
    Ridiculous
    [Ev@n]
    +1
    Really? This is a real thing?
  • cypher 2013/01/15 17:29:16
    Ridiculous
    cypher
    +2
    Why would a baby need a ipad, its just a way to make more mony from a pethetic gimmic i certanly wont get one, a old fasond silent no screen removeable pot potty still holds the title for me.
  • ArisBoch 2013/01/15 17:25:33
    Ridiculous
    ArisBoch
    +1
    Complete babypoo!
  • MetroidJunkie2009 2013/01/15 17:10:43
    Ridiculous
    MetroidJunkie2009
    +3
    At a certain point, shouldn't you be saying they're too young for this crap!? What's next, iPad for fetuses?
  • Kenken 2013/01/15 16:52:12
    Ridiculous
    Kenken
    +1
    Really? This is insane. Are kids do not need to be watching tv every second of everyday! Besides its potty training the kid has other things to concentrate on.
  • JustBeingAtPeace 2013/01/15 16:18:00
    Ridiculous
    JustBeingAtPeace
    And once more the lack of parenting or time and even laziness rears its ugly head, you don't think T.v, computers and electronic games are doing enough damage? Sheesh..
  • LWS 2013/01/15 16:09:59
    Ridiculous
    LWS
    first I must ask, How would this help the baby??? The parent maybe but not the baby!
  • Eyedunno 2013/01/15 16:06:02
  • Deurdre 2013/01/15 15:40:28
    Ridiculous
    Deurdre
    What would a toddler do with an ipad on the toilet ?
  • Augure3VI Deurdre 2013/01/16 12:00:06
  • Alley 2013/01/15 15:08:51
    Ridiculous
    Alley
    +2
    look mommy! I went on your iPad!
  • cottineyedjoe 2013/01/15 14:20:06
    Ridiculous
    cottineyedjoe
    +2
    Why the heck would a baby need an iPad?

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