“The iPotty – a bizarre combination of iPad and potty designed to help young children with potty training – has been named the worst toy of the year by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC),” Sophie Curtis reports for The Telegraph.
“According to manufacturer CTA Digital, the iPotty is a ‘comfortable and fun place to learn to use the potty,'” Curtis reports. “‘It features a special stand to securely hold the iPad, which can be rotated 360 degrees to switch between horizontal and vertical views and also includes a removable touchscreen cover ‘to guard against messy accidents and smudges.'”
“Michelle Salcedo, who voted for the iPotty as worst toy of the year in CCFC’s poll, said that toilet learning should be a time of positive interaction between a child and their parents,” Curtis reports. “Alex Reynard, who also voted, said: ‘It not only reinforces unhealthy overuse of digital media, it’s aimed at toddlers. We should NOT be giving them the message that you shouldn’t even take your eyes off a screen long enough to pee.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Put a Microsoft Surface tablet – 90% off at a discount warehouse near you – in the holder instead and tell the rug rat to match what what he sees by zuning into the potty.