Potty Watch - What is That?
A potty watch is a device designed to help the baby during potty training. Although you may be opponent to babies using technology too soon, this one actually may turn out useful, both for you and the baby. Let’s take a look at this potty watch, explain how it works and why would it be helpful.
How does potty watch work?
In fact, a potty watch is more like a timer, than a regular watch. It is supposed to alarm the baby when it’s time to use the potty. In most models, you can choose between 30, 60 and 90 minutes intervals. Alarming - depending on the specific watch - may be beeping or a particular song, there are models with lights and buzzing.
Do you need one?
It is not pivotal for successful potty training, but for most babies it is facilitation. It also offloads you from the constant remembering and asking your baby if it’s time to try. Especially, if your baby is eager to become more independent, it may be a useful gadget.
How to choose the best one?
Make sure that the potty watch you are considering has alarm settings and at least those three modes: 30, 60 and 90 minutes. You should start with 30 and then extending periods. If you need extra functions, like playing a song instead of beeping or colorful lights flashing, depends on your baby and… your budget.
If you are going for fun options - pick the watch with gamification. Baby gets a virtual sticker for every successful using of the potty, and you get to track the progress. Highly recommended for competitive kids!
A potty watch may be helpful during the training, but it is definitely not enough. If you are considering or planning to start potty training - reach for my book: How to make your child love going potty. It is an integral method, starting with recognizing the right moment to start (you can also read a post about it here), describing essentials and giving many useful tips.