When we did a roundup of potty chairs last summer reader chandlertoth left a product link in the comments which intrigued us: the Babywunder Deluxe Clear Potty. Think of it as the Ghost Chair of pottys.
At first our interest was piqued by the aesthetics of the Babywunder - even if you don't love the look of it at the very least it's a non-statement (and your child can pretend to be Wonder Woman on her Invisible Plane). More importantly though is the very practical idea that you can see what's going on down below: No more listening or staring to make sure you don't miss the magic moment. Never again will you need to do the finger dip-stick or slosh-n-listen test. (Eek! Do people really do a finger dip-stick test??)
The Babywunder Deluxe Clear Potty ($23) is for sale online at The EC Store which stands for elimination communication. We didn't immediately see the connection, but the website points out that the parent's ability to see if and when there's success allows for instant praise and communication with the child.
(We should point out that the seller mentions that the Babywunder is more fragile than other plastic pottys and, by virtue of being clear, poses more of a tripping hazard so these things alone may be a deal breaker.)
What do you think of the idea of a clear potty?