April 24, 2014

Breaking News:

Keyshawn Johnson Arrested -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Knicks Fire Mike Woodson -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Suspicious Packages Found At Boston Marathon -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

200 Hundred Dead Or Injured In Bus Station Bombing -

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Three Dead In Jewish Community Center Shooting -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stephen Colbert Named New Host Of The Late Show -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UMass Guard Becomes First Openly Gay Player In D-1 Basketball -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Six Injured In High School Stabbings -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Active Shooter Reported At Portsmouth Naval Hospital -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Chris Brown Case -

Monday, April 7, 2014

U.S. Pinger Locator Detects Signal -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ship Detects Pulse Signal In Search Of Missing Plane -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

7.8 Aftershock Shakes Chile -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting Reported At Fort Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Panama -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tiger Woods Withdraws From The Masters -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire Near Border -

Monday, March 31, 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.”