A special iPad-holding toilet (complete with a "splash guard" for the iPad) is designed to help toilet-train toddlers. Parents are invited to choose from the variety of toilet-training apps already available in the iOS app store.
In other news, there is a variety of toilet-training apps already available in the iOS app store.
Hopefully this isn't going to create some sort of Pavlov's Dog conditioning. Are we going to create a generation of people who become constipated when their iPad's don't work. Or a generation of people who mess themselves whenever they touch an iPad?
This makes me glad my child won't be allowed to use video games or ipads or the internet until they are 11. (Except when I am helping them research stuff for school). I know someone who has a 3 year old that plays with their ipad all the time. Kid has about as much personality as a lump of dough. About as much imagination too.
I'm thinking that good old fashioned cloth diapers would work faster and cheaper, use less natural resources and take up less room in the landfill. Reward your child with a shelf full of P.D. Eastman books and read 'em with your child each night while you are doing laundry. That might be an even better solution. What do you think?
Hmm. This seems like it would introduce the child to 'information addiction' super early. I'm all for technology but children should grow up with appreciation for the basics first, books, music, arts and crafts, etc.
It's scientifically proven that people that sit for a long time on the potty suffer more from hemorrhoids than those who don't, now with that in mind, multiply the many hrs the kid might get use to this gadget and if an adult size where to be made, that would mean a lot of "Preparation H" .........;)
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Not saying it's good or bad. A few minutes focusing on a screen gives a busy mom a few minutes to relax (or do something else). My concern... who's programming the kid, and are there long-term consequences? Can parents select what their little ones see?
Yeah +Scott Odom you look like a dude that can survive a week without his apple phone.. that is a pretty cool idea.. like tell me now a days who doesn't sit on the toilet with a magazine or a tab.. very harsh thing to say' shame shame shame..
It looks like a great Idea. The baby learns IT while... well... you know the rest. BUT, this may have unexpected effects on your child. Imagine an IT guru who can only work better or have brillian ideas only when seated on... he he he... exactly!
This is actually a good idea for kids who are in the very early stages of toilet training. The main strategy at that age -- at least the way we did it with our kids -- is to keep them sitting on the toilet until "something happens" naturally, the hard part being that this is extremely boring. I would usually dial up a Thomas the Tank Engine Video on my phone and hand it to the kid in question. This seems like the same idea only safer on the electronics.
If you think that's gross... did you know there actually is or at least was a social networking app called iPoo specifically marketed for people to socially network with people who were on the lavatory at the same time? I wish I were making this up!
This is craZy! What has happened to parenting values? What has happened to having patience to teach and guide toddlers?? Now it gets to leaving them alone on the potty to self entertain instead of interacting with the child by reading to him/her or teaching them speech and social skills by talking with them. While technology advances humans regress in many ways.
We are so lazy in the so called civilized industrial world. Some tribal people, and those educated, still potty ( or bowl) train their children at birth. And we are supposed to be the advanced race! Lol!
Nice sentiment, really is.. But a little i ridiculous i think.. Have we really reached a evolutionary point that healthy people need a tech aid to teach us to use our normal body fucntions, civilized? Lol come on, next will be a IPlate to teach us to eat! If u use this, im sorry but ur a lazy parent....
wow ... just wow -___- what has this generation come to were we have to use an iPad to teach our children how to pee children that are learning how to pee wont even be able to read the words on the damn screen! its sad that apple is really running out of ideas this is just horrible who ever invented this needs to just lye down in a ditch and forever stay their!! and besides if your haven a baby in this economy you wont be able to afford that any way! so good going you little shit fucks!
LoL +Neil Tipper :D Apple's got this one wrong in training kids to sit backwards on the toilet seat :-( now they'll keep looking at the flush when they grow up... and they won't even know that their grown-ups used to once upon a time sit the other way around! :p and they'll mention it in the history books... :p
Is people so obsessed with Internet and hi-tech now day they can't even go tak a shit without bein online.... Wich leads me to this question: How many of you have been in a chat room while in you're in the shitter?