Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
Toilet Buddies by Jeckida for Toilet Training
Teach your child to pee on the dog. Toilet Buddies by Jeckida turn your toilet bowl into a dog, bunny, giraffe or cow. Why a giraffe and not a kitten, who knows? These cartoonish decals attach with Velcro-style strips to your potty. For example, you stick a dog’s feet at the base, paws and collar on the bowl, face on the tank and ears on the wall.
Why do this? I’m glad you asked. We decorate our toilet like a dog because we hate dogs. No wait. Ummm. We do it because a canine toilet "helps reduce the fear and anxiety children experience during the toilet training process."
If your toddler screams at the thought of stepping into your bathroom, Toilet Buddies are for you. Buy extras so you can avoid a meltdown in public restrooms.
Or just take your toddler to the bathroom with you early on so that s/he understands how the human excretory system works and later becomes excited at sitting on a potty just like mommy or daddy.
But wait, there’s more! From a news release (PDF):
"Beyond encouraging kids to become comfortable with the toilet, Toilet Buddies also make a perfect gift for any kid-at-heart looking to liven up their bathroom with a little humor and a lot of fun!"
Yes, Toilet Buddies are for adults, too! I think I’ll buy one for my dentist’s chair. It can’t be any worse than the pictures of puppies and kittens I have to stare at on the ceiling.