It's been a while since I potty trained kids. I remember it took a long time and it wasn't fun. I remember there were plenty of boring moments watching my kids sit on the pot. I had two kids who required deep concentration to do their business and so books or even light conversation was discouraged.
I understand that you want your kid to sit there for a bit and go, go, go, and they need something to encourage them to sit there, but this really seems like too much. Is it any wonder our kids can't concentrate on anything these days? If they can't sit on a toilet for ten minutes without watching an entire episode of "Dora the Explorer" then you have a bigger problem than potty training.
|"What do you want to do while we go? Watch Backyardigans or play Angry Birds?"|
The real problem is that this device was originally intended for parents who have given up and are willing to try just about anything to make enormous dirty diapers a thing of the past, but it will quickly be appropriated by the overachievers. Right now this gizmo appeals to the defeated parent who is looking for one more idea that might help them potty train, but they just can't sit there any longer and read a book to Jeghnny while she experiences yet another false alarm. More and more of the tired parents will spread the word about this genius invention and that's when the overachieving lot will get wind. They will sit down and put pencil to paper and calculate that Axel spends roughly two hours a day sitting on the throne trying to go and that time is just "wasted." Sure, you could read him a book, but that wouldn't be a good use of his prime education time. It would be better to download Little Pim Chinese lessons on your iPad and make sure Axel is learning his 5 proper tones while he's squeezing one out. It would also be the perfect spot to peruse Pinterest for ideas for Axel's Potty Party and Potty Parade for when he celebrates his first real flush.
|$40 dollars buys you a front seat to your own iPad. (iPad not included.)|
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