Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears demonstrates how the Potty Watch by Potty Time, Inc. and the WobL Vibrating Watch by PottyMD LLC can help remind children to use the toilet.
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New Watch Helps Your Child with Potty Training Dr. Sears: The potty training nightmares that you know parents have but one of the big reasons is kids just forget. They're out playing and having fun and busy and suddenly “oh, I had an accident” and they just forget. Well I use to tell parents you know, set some sort of oven timer or some sort of timer. But this is kind of a cool new thing. This is called the Potty Watch. I've actually, I've got two there’s a Wobble Watch and a Potty Watch. And basically it’s a watch that gives you a reminder. You can set it for 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and you know this one is kind of cool it just vibrates, it doesn’t alarm so this might be good for adults. Dr. Lisa: For adults. Dr. Sears: You could use this too remind you to do stuff you know take medicines or whatever or go to the potty if you need to. But this is kind of cool I like this because this actually plays some songs. Dr. Lisa: Oh, a song. Dr. Sear: So when it, it will remind the child to go to the potty and then when it's time they can sit there and play a little song. [Demonstration] Dr. Lisa: Okay, cool. Dr. Travis: You know what when I came in the work this morning and someone is in the bathroom singing that. I've been wondering all day who it was. Dr. Sears: Yeah. Dr. Travis: It was you. Dr. Lisa: Oh, well -- Male: You’re doing it for me. Dr. Sears: But there’s you know it’s kind of silly but there’s actually a real good behavioral basis on this. Kids sometimes, if you tell them to go potty they're just resistant “no, I don’t want to go potty, I don’t want to go potty” but if it’s something other than the parent you know an alarm or a watch. Dr. Lisa: Time to go, yeah. Dr. Sears: Its cool and its fun. I like it because the kid just forgets and these kids have a fun little way to do it. Dr. Lisa: I think that’s a great option to a parent. Dr. Sears: Because some kids with just potty training you think it’s easy, it’s just natural but it would come normally but they just -- some kids just need that extra little push.
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