April 21, 2014









iPad Toilet For Children

iPad Toilet For Children

( 4UMF NEWS ) iPad Toilet For Children:

Here’s an iOpening way to potty train a toddler.

It’s called the iPotty — a standard plastic kid’s training toilet with an iPad-ready stand so the little darlings can answer nature’s call while their eyes are glued to a screen.

It goes on sale in March for $39.99 on Amazon.com.

“We’ve gotten great feedback from parents who think it’d be great for training,” said Camilo Gallardo of CTA Digital, whose whizz-mo is making headway at the international gadget show in Las Vegas.

But Dr. Ron Marino, head of pediatrics at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, L.I., is not convinced the device will help kids learn how to pee on the pot.

“Children need to learn to focus on what they’re doing and recognize the sensations of their body, rather than multitasking and being entertained,” said Marino.

Many moms also agreed.

“It’s going to be distracting to the kid when the kid should be concentrating on pooping,” said Janet Yu, 25, of the Lower East Side, who is a mother of a 9-month-old girl. “The iPad should be a reward for after you do your business.”
Emmie Garcia, a 46-year-old nanny from Queens, pointed out a number two reason for denying kids their touch-screen toilet.

“Give them an iPad on their potty and they will never get out of there,” she said. “They need them to concentrate and learn what they need to do, the iPad will not help.”

But Tribeca grandma Margaret Battaglino said the iPotty would answer the call of duty.

“It may help with the younger one,” Battaglino, 65, said of her 2-year-old grandson, Xavier. “He actively uses the iPad. He does all the applications, plays Angry Birds. It may help for him to sit there to become potty trained.”

Back in her day, she said, “we gave our kids books.”

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