Who out there is going through potty training, has been, or will be in near future? While we are not quite there yet, we are definitely in the aware stage. Peanut is obsessed with flushing the toilet, watching anyone… particularly Dad go potty, and will sometimes tell me when he has gone potty in his diaper. We got out his Potty Pod (see review here) and he enjoys sitting on it while he watches his movies… (Don’t know what THAT means! ;-)) We recently got to try out an App that helps little ones who are in “the stage”. It’s called Potty Training: Learning with the Animals. In this easy to use, interactive app, the narrator (in a cool British accent!:-)) tells about how babies become big girls and boys and they start to use the toilet. He tells them about getting butterflies in their stomachs when they need to go, which is a brilliant description! Kids then get to take some animals to the Potty who need to go. It is adorable. The animal has butterflies floating above them and they have a nervous look on their face and they are dancing around. There is a highlighted arrow above where their potty is and the child pushes the arrow. Then the animal walks over, gets on the potty and goes! After that the animal smiles and looks very happy and does kind of a happy dance! There is also a little boy and a little girl that need to go potty too. Peanut loves this app. We got it last night and he has been playing with it non-stop. It is very easy for kids to figure out and sets a positive mood for learning to go potty.
The app is very tastefully done. The animals are familiar ones every kid is familiar with, dog, cat horse, lion. And it is gender inclusive with a boy and girl to choose from. There aren’t any actual bodily noises or showing of pee of poo, so it is good clean fun but the child can still understand what is going on. I am happy and relieved to have this fun helper in my arsenal for when we really get into potty training. This makes it look fun, and I’m hoping Peanut will be able to transition with the help of this App.
Potty Training: Learning with the Animals is compatible with iPhone, Ipod and Ipad. It retails for $1.99. You can find it in the app store or by clicking through here on your device. This App is REAL Mom Recommended! Happy potty time!!