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The iPotty for the iPad by CTA Digital

CES 2013 in Las Vegas produced a lot of great and innovative products. While most were geared towards adults, there were some products there that I sought out to share with parents. Case in point: The iPotty for the iPad by CTA Digital.

Set to be released in first week of March on Amazon.com, the iPotty for the iPad is the CTA Digital’s solution to a fun and easy potty-training experience, and it looks like it was created for the techy baby in mind.

My kid is 19 months and halfway potty training. He goes poop in the toilet, but not pee. When he does use the toilet, it takes him FOREVER. It gets to the point where I’ll take my iPad in there with me to either set up on the counter like this:

or I simply take the iPad with me so I can do my social media stuff while he reads a book.

Either way, the iPad is a part of our process while we wait for him to do his work. So I suppose that this product is a natural extension of what I’m sure is a popular routine for a lot of potty training households.

iPotty for the iPad at CES

The iPotty for the iPad features a child-proof case for the iPad that sits on a mount high enough for the kid to see while he does his business. It’s meant to entertain the kids so that they’ll actually sit in the toilet instead of screaming their heads off to get off of the toilet or, to encourage kids to use the toilet because in doing so, they’ll get to use the iPad.

The iPotty for the iPad conveniently comes with a splatter shield for the boys

iPotty for the iPad at CES

and when not in use, the accompanying green cover will double the toilet as a mini-desk.

iPotty for the iPad at CES

I started talking about the iPotty for the iPad last week on our Facebook page and it quickly became a subject that a lot of moms chimed in on. Here is what a few of them had to say:

This will be a sure way to train them that when they go to the bathroom in school they can play with their phones and electronics instead of doing their business quickly and going back to class – Elizabeth T.

People take reading material of all kinds to the restroom. Why not the lil ones? – Amy C.

I think it’s a little ridiculous. Too much stimulation (especially at potty training age) and they won’t be able to focus on the task at hand. Plus, they are going to want to wipe and immediately go back to playing the computer instead of washing their hands. – Keri S.L.

From the time he could sit on the potty Junior has been taking offroading magazines and Hot Wheels in with him. I have a funny feeling if he had had that when PTing, I would never have seen him again. – Justine B.

This Is cool. I wouldn’t be scared of them messing my iPad up Christine O. 

My kids would just want to sit there in order to use it. – Alma P.

These were just a few responses because it was a hot topic last week on the page. Moms from all sorts of backgrounds had something to say about the product and it was really interesting to read the different points of view.

I am personally on the fence about this product. Yes, it’s innovative, different and kid-friendly, but with my kid, it would probably take him a very, very long time to get off of the toilet if he had something like this to sit on. I think it’s a product that is geared more towards the kids that hate even looking at the toilet, or that are scared of it, and the iPad is simply a bribe to get them to sit still long enough for them to do their thing. So I suppose it would work for some households, I’m just not sure about mine.

So what are your thoughts on the iPad for the iPotty. Is it something that your home will be having this March?

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.



  1. ciaran

    January 16, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I have a photo of my son sitting on his potty while playing with an iPad (he is 4 now, and fully trained) so I am not surprised at all by this. My experience with training with the ipad was great. It was a reward when he sat on the potty and he loved it so much he was happy to go! He got to finish his game after he did his biz so it wasn't about prolonging the sitting. Often he rushed to go,

    • Pattie Cordova

      January 16, 2013 at 12:33 am

      Hmmm… so it sounds like you had the homemade version of this 😉 My kid uses it too, so it seems like a natural extension of our doing. Dreading getting into potty training it full-blown.

  2. Victoria

    January 16, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I agree that it is a little ridiculous. My two year old uses more technology than I would like as it is, I definitely don't want to further his exposure. Additionally, has anyone seen a two year old alone in the bathroom? I think it is a MAJOR watering accident waiting to happen – and I don't just mean water! 😉

  3. Samantha

    January 16, 2013 at 1:22 am

    i think that may be among the dumbest things i have ever seen…..do we need technology for everything?

  4. Shauna

    January 16, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Okay, that is just hilarious. I caught my little one reading a book on the potty the other day… ha, ha, ha

  5. Cheap Is The *New* Classy

    January 16, 2013 at 3:45 am

    This is all fun and games until you can&#39;t get your kid to leave the potty at all, lol!<br /><br />Dawn

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