My preschoolers already love playing games on my iPhone so I think the folks at Pull-Ups are onto something with their new iPhone potty training application. iGo Potty is a free app now available at the iTunes Apps Store.
According to the developers, to start potty training toward success, parents can simply download the app and customize it to fit their lifestyles and potty training journeys by adjusting the frequency of potty reminders throughout the day. The option to set a photo or avatar makes every child feel iGo Potty is their special potty training tool.
Once iGo Potty is set to keep potty trainers on track, parents and children receive special calls from “Patty the Potty” throughout the day, letting the child know it’s time to try to go by encouraging the child to answer the call.
iGo Potty also offers a variety of digital rewards, like stickers and games, to keep potty training fun and motivating. The app helps parents and toddlers stay motivated by unlocking access to new rewards and games after a set number of successes are achieved. iGo Potty also encourages parents to pass along important updates and celebrations with custom reports tracking potty successes.
When parents feel their child has achieved potty training success, an app-generated graduation celebration can be selected that includes graduation theme music, balloons and streamers. Parents can then print out a diploma suitable for sharing and hanging on the refrigerator to commemorate the achievement.
Our thoughts: My kids thought the phone reminder was like a special phone call just for them. Very exciting and effective! And being a busy mom of two, I appreciated the timed reminder as well. We are early in the potty training process so I can’t report on the effectiveness yet. The ability to customize the frequency of reminders and photos is simple to set and change based on your child’s needs. The online game rewards are fun, but I do think my kids need real stickers and incentives, like M&Ms, in addition to the digital.
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