Worst. Toy. Ever. The iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad

The iPotty is a training toilet for small children that comes with a holder for an iPad. Apparently children are no longer able to become potty-trained without an iPad to assist them. Here is the company’s own description of their product:

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. That’s where the iPotty comes in with its unique holder for the iPad. Many young children already love playing with their parents’ iPad, and now they can safely do so with the iPotty. It provides a fun and comfortable place to sit, while learning how to use the potty and engaging with apps. There are dozens of helpful potty training apps and interactive books already available in the app store for iPad, which will all work well in conjunction with the iPotty.

Special thanks to the folks at Consumerist for alerting us on this:

A few weeks back we told you about the contenders — from the Monopoly game that’s one huge ad to the virtual Play-Doh — for this year’s TOADY Award for the worst toy of 2013. The people have spoken, and the runaway winner is the iPotty, which sounds like a combination potty/iPad accessory because that’s exactly what it is.

Yes, the toy that teaches your kid not just how to use the toilet, but also to bring $600 electronic devices with him to the toilet… The iPotty ran off with a full 45% of the vote for the dubious honor given away every year by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood.

“Throughout history, kids have mastered toilet training without touch screens,” said CCFC’s Director, Dr. Susan Linn. “The iPotty is a perfect example of marketers trying to create a need where none exists. In fact, the last thing children need is a screen for every single occasion.”

Link: The Consumerist

If you’d like to purchase this devices, Amazon has it available on Prime.


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