What parents and experts are saying about Potty Duck…


“Potty Duck is the most magical potty training motivator available today. I recommend Potty Duck in my potty training workshops and in my pediatric advice protocols for pediatricians and nurses.” 
Barton Schmitt, MD, FAAP, renowned pediatrician and author of American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for potty training for parents and pediatricians (More) 

What parents are saying

“My son and daughter love playing with the Potty Duck in and out of the tub. It is an excellent way to incorporate potty training with an activity that my children already enjoy so much!”
- Alejandro, Father of a 2 and 4-year-old

"Our daughter started playing with the Potty Duck when she was 18 months old. Before she turned two she was asking to use the potty all on her own. The Potty Duck was a fun way for her to gain interest in toilet training all on her own."
- Maria Z, Racine, Wisconsin

"Potty Duck really helped my son with potty training. He had been hesitant and scared to sit on a potty before. Potty Duck helped him learn and better understand what to do in a fun way. I would definitely recommend Potty Duck for any child learning to potty train!!!"

–Jessica W., Mother of a 2-year-old
San Antonio, Texas

"On our very first evening after playing with the duck and potty in the tub for awhile, my 2 year old stood up and told me she had to go potty. I took her out of the tub and put her on the potty and she peed for the very first time!"
–Monica B.
Lindenhurst, Illinois

"Our son is now fully potty trained, and we are very thankful for the help of the toy! He really did enjoy playing with Potty Duck and it gave him some motivation to use the potty consistently. Sometimes he pretended Duckie was peeing and sometimes he would pretend Duckie was pooping, or he would take him to other places around the house just to play.” 
– Jeff E.
Lititz, Pennsylvania

“After playing with it several times in the bathtub, my daughter was able to make it work. Now every morning when she gets up and uses the potty. Where can I write a review?”

–Keosha S., Mom of 18 month old

"After training my older daughter without the help of a potty training toy, I would highly recommend Potty Duck. Potty Duck helped my son by making the toilet more familiar - it wasn't strange or scary. I used a seat on the real toilet (didn't want to do the potty seat thing again) which is less inviting but with Potty Duck's help he was much more willing to sit on it. It took my daughter a lot longer to catch on to the idea of peeing when I sat her on the potty. My son got it right away, thanks to Potty Duck. We love the toy being interactive and fun in the bath. Even my older daughter enjoys playing with it."
– Micah R.
Libertyville, Illinois

"[My daughter] likes it a lot. I'd advise starting it a few months before potty training begins to teach the concept of the duckie going pee-pee in the potty."
– Amy P.
Miami, Florida

“Using this toy makes toilet training fun. My daughter's favorite part of going potty is flushing the toilet. This toy lets her have that pleasure over and over again.”
– Margaret C.
Libertyville, Illinois

“Thank you for providing a fun toy for potty training. Potty Duck makes my life easier because it helps children get comfortable with using the bathroom.”
– Mary Ann M.
Preschool teacher
South Bend, Indiana

What experts are saying 

“When children are having fun and playing, learning is always easier. They get the concepts. The Potty Duck is a great toy that promotes learning through play and fun. ”
Lee Scott, advisor to HeadStart in 22 states and Chairperson, Goddard School Education Advisory Board

"We use the Potty Duck at Easterseals Midwest within our Early Childhood Academy with children on the autism spectrum. The children love the interactive nature of the Potty Duck."
- Staci Bowlen, MSL, Vice President, Autism and Early Childhood Services 

"Potty Duck is great because children can play with it while learning. And it can be used prior to the child actually starting potty training."
– Tanya Thibodeauspeech language pathologist and advocate for learning through play 

“Potty Duck raises children’s awareness of how their body works. It also helps motivate children to control their body’s need to go to the bathroom by putting them in control of the duck and its toilet.”
John Petersen, PsyD
Child and family psychologist

"Keep special toilet books and toys (such as my new favorite, Potty Duck) near the potty."
– PocketOT, Cara Koscinski
Pediatric occupational therapist

"Potty Duck is a creative and fun way to help children learn and build confidence while potty training through pretend play, modeling, and imagination."
– The evaluators of developmental learning toys at AblePlay, the National Lekotek Center (More)

“Children can learn through kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learning styles, which are respectively synonymous with physical touch, hearing, and seeing. Potty Duck is a great toy that fortunately incorporates all three of these simultaneously.”
– Amy Baez, OT at
Pediatric occupational therapist

"The concept of a supportive and fun toy for potty training is both novel and ingenious."
Michael Cocchiola, Board Certified Behavior Analyst/ Education Consultant

Potty Duck has also been strongly endorsed by professional potty trainers such as Michelle Swaney, CEO of the Potty School, in Orange County, California… 

How have you used Potty Duck with your Potty Training consulting business, The Potty School?
Potty Duck has been a staple for my home clients for a few years now. I literally carry one to every. single. home. consultation. It is in my arsenal of “secret weapons” for potty training. If there’s a lull, if there is a fit being thrown, if there is a language barrier, if there is a developmental hindrance, or a speech delay, or if there’s just down time - I pull out a Potty Duck.

What’s your favorite aspect of Potty Duck?
I have loved using Potty Duck! It’s so nice to have a potty training demo product that can actually get wet! I used potty training dolls previously, but you can only do a demo once before all the undies and clothes on the doll are wet. The Potty Duck gives me the opportunity to demonstrate the process over and over again, which heavens knows needs to happen.

What’s a unique way of using Potty Duck that clients may not know about?
We love naming our Potty Ducks. Each duck gets a new name. Depending on who we are working with sometimes I’ll make up a story about how the duck got to their house ahead of time, or for children who are able to be involved verbally, I like to create stories about the duck with them before ever “formally” teaching to them. For children who are afraid of the bathroom, having an attachment to an item - having a story about their Potty Duck, and physically touching it - gives them a reason to “tend” to their Potty Duck in the bathroom, alleviating some fears of the physical location. Maybe a child who was afraid to flush the actual toilet helps to flush the Potty Ducks’ toilet and when we get into the bathroom the Potty Duck helps to flush their toilet.

Does Potty Duck work with children with special needs?
So many of the children for home consultations we work with have some level of special needs. This often means they have anything from a primary caregiver to a whole host of therapists, and a whole medical team present when we arrive. Special needs children are used to being talked about, and being tested for their skills, and having grown-ups in the room giving them directions. It’s so nice to be able to bring something just for them, to keep.

When we arrive I pull out a Potty Duck fresh out of the package, but by the time we leave it’s a beloved toy, with a name and a story and a purpose. If we have done our job well, Potty Duck helps continue the teaching after we have left. Potty Duck gives parents a tool to continue to use with their child for playtime, inside and outside and even bathtime. There is such a range of special needs. Kids on the spectrum, and children with downs syndrome, a bed-ridden child and a typical child alike can learn pottying basics by utilizing the Potty Duck as part of their potty training teaching and fun!

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