Friday, February 24, 2006

Potty Training Toilet Paper

I saw this last night in the Acme, and had to do a double take. And now it's in the news??

New Potty Training Toilet Tissue

Yeah, okay. Another potty product thanks to some wonderful market research study group. Who the hell did they research? Not me!

It's toilet paper! There is never anything exciting about it.

The last thing I want is my child to pay more attention to the paper than the job at hand. Don't these marketing research morons realize toddlers have a 4 second window to their attention span? Get the kid too interested in the toilet paper, and they might forget to flush it. Said toddler may run out of the potty, butt naked, to show mommy and daddy the yellow/brown puppies.

Oh joy!

Paw prints per square with every fifth a picture of a puppy. Um, yeah. I'd be afraid of the child grabbing the end of the roll and pulling it like he/she's starting a lawnmower, seeing if they can make puppy run.

I think I"ll pass on this product.

8 comments:

Jaded&Opinionated said...

I'll pass on the poopy puppies. Jadette would never get out of the bathroom As it is, the most used phrase in my vocabulary is "hurry up and go potty." You'd think she was a man with reading material in there. Sheesh.

Kyahgirl said...

I'm with you. I hate it when they target kids in marketing too. grr.

S.I.D. said...

Now wouldn't it be a bit better if there was a Picasso or a Carvaggio on the loo roll?

Would at least make for interesting discussion?

Celena said...

How about the little paper "targets" you can buy for boys to learn how to "aim" properly?!? Seen those?

Laurie said...

NOT a good idea - my kids use waaaaay too much TP as it is!

CrankyProf said...

Yikes. Bean wouldn't use it -- she'd be all upset at getting poop on the puppies, and she wouldn't want to flush them.

Ew.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I do not think that this was a product that needed to be made.

Superhero toilet paper would be MUCH cooler.

Maidink said...

Jaded - Dink asks for reading material on the crapper. Thank you, Geo, for introducing her to the fine art of toilet reading.

Kyah - Targeting children has never been one of my faves in the world of marketing. I realize it's a huge market and there is beaucoup cash to be had. But for crying out loud, give us parents something a little better than puppies on toilet paper.

SID - Let me think ... pooing and wiping your backside with either disjointed musicians or dead whores posing as the Madonna.

I'll get back to you on that.

Celena - I always thought the mulit-color ring-shaped floating targets were amuzing myself.

Laurie - I wish mine would. She pees and dashes. Stupid Pull-Up and pants around the ankles and everything.

CP - Dink wouldn't even care. I'm lucky I can get the child to acknowledge the moist wipes with the colorful gecko on the lid.

Mr Fab - Start a writing campaign. I'm sure there's a market for it. Of course, I believe the age group they'll target is between 5 - 9.