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I’m a big believer in the transformative power of the iPad, but there is no way that I’m buying this potty training seat with an integrated iPad stand for my twin 15-month boys:
Its official name is “The 2-in-1 iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad,” and the geniuses responsible for it are called CTA Digital. Their pitch for the iPotty reads in part:
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, playing apps, reading books or watching video clips.
CTA Digital also make all kinds of accessories for integrating iPads and other devices into every corner of your life.+