Bizarre gizmo helps to ensure kids don’t lose their connection to the digital world whilst learning how to use the toilet
MOST people would be disconcerted to witness a close family member pooing in a small bowl in the middle of their living room.
But not the parents of toddlers, who have to endure the grim ordeal of potty training in order to get their kids out of nappies and into the grown-up world of toilets.
Now an American firm has invented an “iPotty” which is fitted with an iPad holder to give kids “a fun and comfortable place to sit, while learning how to use the potty and engaging with apps”.
“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,” wrote CTA Digital, the company which makes the iPotty.
“That’s where the iPotty comes in with its unique holder for the iPad.”
The iPotty is actually called the “CTA Digital 2-in-1 iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad”.
It features a splash guard so your iPad doesn’t get soaked in wee (or worse) and a touchscreen protector that “guards against smudges and messy hands”.
Sadly, the iPotty won’t work with the latest models of iPad as it is designed to “hold the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPad, so parents can easily hand down older models for their kids to play with”.
We’re not sure mum and dad will want their beloved offspring to hand it back afterwards.
Beneath the iPotty’s Amazon page, a number of people left hilarious reviews.
One man wrote: “If the thing is too small for an average sized man to use in his own living room, you shouldn’t say suitable for ’18 months’ and give an upper age limit.
“I’m in my 40s, it was way too small for me – had to return it.”
Another parent added: “The iPotty is just a big number two.”
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A mum also suggested the £29.99 potty was overpriced, especially when it’s “a product that could signify the end of human civilisation”.
Other reviews were too potty-mouthed to print, although an equal number of people gave the product a top rating of five stars as gave it a one star rating.
“With its tough, colourful plastic mount leaping up from the base like the command console of a starship, my little man sits roguishly astride it like Captain Kirk (or possibly Chekov) as he swipes his way to three star scores on whatever he turns his little mind to, without having to suffer the indignity of having to put his iPad down just to poo,” a reviewer wrote.
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