Ever since the recent unveiling of the iPotty parents have had a very mixed response either expressing love and relief that the product would soon be on the market or a kind of disappointed disgust over how tech saturated we’ve become. The iPotty itself looks a lot like any other training potty except of course for the outstretched part in front that is specifically designed to hold an iPad for all of our toddler’s toilet viewing needs.
Many of the parents who are showing love for the new innovation in toilet training are the ones who have already spent a lot of time trying to get their little ones toilet trained. The truth is that some kids take to potty training very easily, while others have a more difficult time - leaving their parents to try just about every trick in the book.
But others see the new iPotty as just another unnecessary place for kids to be connected to technology. Marie Jane Williams explains on the Washington Post’s parenting blog how she believes the iPotty is a step in the wrong direction and will just aid in making our kids too reliant on technology. Williams writes, “They can’t spend a couple of minutes in the bathroom without a video or game to keep them company? Do we really want children to grow up thinking that they can and must be engaged and entertained at all times?”
What do you think of the new iPotty? Is this something you would consider using while potty training your toddler?
Do you think it can be a useful tool to aid in potty training or is it something our kids should do without?