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The Potty Rocker takes the stress out of toilet training with imaginary play and Flushable Rainbow Poop. Made in the USA!
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Every parent knows that potty training stinks--literally.

We smell ya, parents: potty training stinks!
We smell ya, parents: potty training stinks!

But, there's a man in a bathroom sign ready to help!

As a mom and a former preschool teacher, we knew there had to be a better way to potty train. That's why we created The Potty Rocker. 

Our philosophy is simple: why train when you can play? Anyone who's ever spent time with a toddler knows their stubborn streak always prevails. After experiencing our own potty training war stories, we relived the nightmare and were slapped in the face by our revelation: of course these little Einsteins know they can beat us in a battle for control over their bodies. Duh

That's when the smoke cleared and our PhD brains finally took over. We know that children learn best through creative play, so there had to be a way to use play to get their booties on the potty. Lydia immediately thought about how one St. Patrick's Day a leprechaun turned the toilet water green in her preschool classroom. Like magic, all the stubborn toddlers who were clinging to their diapers were now laughing and wanting to use the potty like the leprechaun. In that moment, The Potty Rocker was born and we knew the most important things he had to do are pee and poop rainbows in the potty to show kids how it's done. 

The Creators: Nicole Pourchier, PhD & Lydia Mays, PhD
The Creators: Nicole Pourchier, PhD & Lydia Mays, PhD

What We've Created to Change Potty Training

It's taken us almost two years to bring The Potty Rocker to life and test him out. The most important lesson we learned is that potty training sucks the life out of everyone within its reach, so whatever we gave parents had to be effortless and fail-proof. We created The Family Play Kit so parents would have everything they need to play in the bathroom. 

The Family Play Kit -- it's effortless, yo!
The Family Play Kit -- it's effortless, yo!

In our video, you'll learn that The Potty Rocker lives in a bathroom sign and comes out to play in the bathroom. Kids meet him through our waterproof and washable children's book (made of Tyvek) and then parents use the items in the kit to bring him to life. When those same stubborn toddlers think there's an imaginary friend in the house, it's a new ball game. It's no longer a face-off between adult and child, but instead, the toddler is excited to pee, poop, and play with The Potty Rocker. 

The Accident Proof Children's Book -- there's rainbow poop in the potty!
The Accident Proof Children's Book -- there's rainbow poop in the potty!

The most important part of the play is dropping a piece of rainbow poop in the potty and letting the toddler see that The Potty Rocker used the toilet! It's an awesome motivator when the child sees the rainbow poop and parents can say, "The Potty Rocker is afraid to poop again and says he needs YOU to show him how it's done!" And so the fun begins...

Non-Toxic, Flushable Rainbow Poop -- the ultimate motivator for stubborn little stinkers.
Non-Toxic, Flushable Rainbow Poop -- the ultimate motivator for stubborn little stinkers.

The Potty Rocker's Rainbow Poop is handmade and flushable -- in other words, you can put it in the toilet and it won't clog the pipes. It will stay solid for a couple minutes, so there's plenty of time for kids to see it before it dissolves into a cloud of rainbow water. Use it for target practice with boys or just let your toddler look at it while they're waiting for things to start moving!

Our poop is amazing, but it's just the beginning. There are multiple activities in The Family Play Kit and each includes: A Washable Children's Book; A Potty Rocker Figurine; One Toilet-Safe Dry Erase Marker; Six Temporary Tattoos; A Toilet Paper Tube Craft Activity; and Five Pieces of Rainbow Poop. 

Why We Need Your Help

We've spent loads of our time, energy, and money turning our idea into a reality. We've written and illustrated our children's book, designed a website, developed prototypes, taught ourselves the basics of manufacturing, secured our intellectual property, conjured up a magical recipe for non-toxic Flushable Rainbow Poop, and are just beginning to wrap our minds around the marketing industry. Whew, and to think, we've only just begun...

This journey has been more exciting and exhausting than we could have ever imagined, but it is our love for children that drives our work. We are committed to helping families find joy in the stinkiest moments of raising kids, because every child is a gift -- dirty diapers or not. We know that creative play is the foundation for learning and it holds the power to transform stress into joy for families everywhere. We are fueled by the thought that our work can bring laughter to adults and children stuck in one of life's first battle of the wills. If that ain't awesome, then poop don't stink. 

To date, we have ordered a large supply of our Tyvek children's book, but tested our idea for The Family Play Kit with only 250 samples of our foam Potty Rocker figurine. After testing our product at a wholesale market, we have depleted our inventory. Now that we know our product resonates with families, it's time to take on more risk and purchase a custom cutting die to streamline the manufacturing of our foam figurines. For our first order, we had the figurines laser cut in order to avoid the cost of the custom die. It was a smart move for a small test order, but it is not cost effective for larger quantities. Every dollar you pledge will go toward our $800 investment in the custom cutting die and the remaining money will allow us to purchase a second order of figurines to fulfill the backer rewards. This investment will allow us to make The Potty Rocker available to a larger market and keep him made in the USA! With your help, we'll be one step closer toward our goal of world bathroom domination!

Project Timeline

At the close of this campaign, we will immediately place our order for 1,000 figurines. We have already established a relationship with a local foam manufacturer and they are prepared to complete our order within 4 to 6 weeks. 

While we are waiting on the figurines to arrive, we will collect information from our backers about t-shirt sizing and place orders for those as well. The shirts will also be completed within 4 to 6 weeks. 

If we meet our goal, the manufacturing and fulfillment of rewards is expected to proceed as follows:

Project Timeline -- Shipping just in time for the holidays!
Project Timeline -- Shipping just in time for the holidays!

REWARDS

We've got all kinds of rewards to thank you for your support. We'd be honored to have you join our movement to change how the world potty trains!

What Parents & Kids Are Saying About The Potty Rocker

Click on our media links to see how families are rocking the potty!!

Risks and challenges

Every business faces risks and challenges. Our biggest challenge is working to keep our products made in the USA. Since quality is our top priority, we have chosen to work with American manufacturers who create reliable products. This is a more expensive manufacturing plan, but we understand that as we increase our sales volume, we can create a sustainable business model. In other words, as we grow and are more comfortable making larger inventory orders we will eventually reach ideal manufacturing price points. The need to place larger production orders is the reason we have come to the Kickstarter community to raise funds.

If we meet our goal, we have identified the following potential obstacles and have taken steps to prepare for them:

1) We could run into issues with one of manufacturers--in particular, our book and foam figurine producers. To avoid any major production delays, we have multiple manufacturers lined up in case there are any issues with our "first choice" manufacturers. Since we have already worked with these companies, we feel confident about their abilities to deliver our products. We have these manufacturers sitting on go so we can place our orders the moment our campaign ends.

2) We could be inundated with orders for our handmade, flushable rainbow poop. Fortunately, we've become quite the masters of poop artistry and can make approximately 500 pieces per hour. But if somehow we were blessed with orders for 250 MEGA bags of Rainbow Poop, that'd be a whole lotta crap for us to make ourselves. Have no fear--we have a plan for that, too! We've got a list of aspiring poop artists just itching for their chance to get paid for making S*%!

3) We know, shipping thousands of orders could easily become a nightmare. We can handle a lot on our own and have a great "in home" shipping system set up, but don't worry: we have established a relationship with a local fulfillment company who is ready to jump in if we need backup.

4) Our #1 priority is to ship quality rewards in a timely manner, but we're human and crap happens (pun intended). We promise to be upfront and transparent about any issues that arise and will make sure we give our backers a heads up if we have any doubt that their rewards won't arrive before Christmas.

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    THE POTTY ROCKER TEMPORARY TATTOOS
    Your kiddo need a temporary reminder of the permanent solution of potty rocking? You'll receive 6 of The Potty Rocker's removable tattoos, 2 no diaper tattoos, 2 tinkle trail tattoos (it's where The Potty Rocker gets his magical powers) and 2 Potty Rocker tattoos.

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    BLING IT ON: GOLDEN POOP TATTOOS
    When you're rocking the potty, yo' poop is good as GOLD! Donate $5 and we'll send you our love with 6 of our limited edition "Golden Poop" tattoos. Heads are bound to turn when you rock these tattoos!

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    THE POTTY ROCKER PEN PAL & RAINBOW POOP RECIPE
    Know a little stinker who could use a personalized note from The Potty Rocker to jumpstart ditching the diapers? You let us know the kiddo's name and we'll mail a letter from The Potty Rocker and a copy of his sensory play Rainbow Poop recipe card. Oh, and we'll also throw in three temporary tattoos PLUS an extra "Golden Poop" tattoo!

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    STUFF YO' STOCKINGS WITH POOP
    Every good little boy and girl deserves some poop in their stocking! Pledge $10 and we'll send you two bags of Potty Rocker Poop (you choose holiday or rainbow).

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    ROLL WITH THE POTTY ROCKER
    Any cool car or bicycle should be rolling with The Potty Rocker. Pledge $15 and will send you one of our 4" x 4" kiss-cut bumper stickers PLUS we'll throw in a bag of poop (you pick rainbow or holiday) and three "Golden Poop" tattoos!

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    FLUSHABLE RAINBOW POOP
    All the cool kids (young or old) know that rainbow poop is The Potty Rocker's secret weapon. Get your hands on a MEGA bag for your family and friends! We'll package it up in a one-of-a-kind Potty Rocker fanny pack and throw in some other goodies like a koozie, a pocket-sized whoopee cushion, and some tattoos.

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    SPECIAL EDITION CHRISTMAS POOP
    Yep, all those cookies and candy canes take a toll on The Potty Rocker. Get yo' self a limited edition MEGA bag of his red and green Christmas poop. We'll throw in some extra goodies like a custom pair of Potty Rocker shades and some sticky notes so The Potty Rocker can leave messages to accompany his Christmas poops!

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    SPECIAL EDITION HANUKKAH POOP
    Rock the holidays with laughter for the whole family with your limited edition MEGA bag of The Potty Rocker's blue and white Hanukkah poop. We'll throw in more custom goodies like a bag of tinkle trail confetti that you can sprinkle around the house and some sticky notes so The Potty Rocker can leave messages to accompany his Hanukkah poops!

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    THE POTTY ROCKER FAMILY PLAY KIT
    Bring on the potty and ditch the diapers with The Potty Rocker's Family Play Kit. Inside, you'll find everything you need for stress-free, laughter-filled play! Set includes: A copy of our bathroom-proof and washable children's book, The Potty Rocker figurine, 5 pieces of Rainbow Poop, a Potty Rocker door hanger, Potty Rocker Temporary Tattoos, and a toilet paper tube craft activity.

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    OUT OF DIAPERS, BUT LOVE POOP?
    We know you're out there, poop lovers. Be the coolest kid (or grownup) on the block in your softer than toilet paper Potty Rocker logo t-shirt and rock a bag of Flushable Rainbow Poop (10 pieces). Come on, you know you want to show some poop love on your booty. You can select your t-shirt design and size when the campaign closes. Sizes 2T -- Adult XXL

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    ******EARLY BIRD SPECIAL******
    FAMILY PLAY KIT + LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT SET-- MEGA DEAL SAVE $10
    Get a Potty Rocker Family Play Kit to rock yo' potty -- PLUS a limited edition, softer than toilet paper, Potty Rocker logo t-shirt. You can select your size and shirt design at the close of the campaign. Sizes 2T -- Adult XXL

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    ******EARLY BIRD SPECIAL******
    SAVE $10 ON TWO FAMILY PLAY KITS
    That's right: pledge $50 and get TWO Family Play Kits. But hurry, supplies are limited.

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    ******EARLY BIRD SPECIAL******
    DOUBLE TEES--MEGA DEAL SAVE $10
    Snag two softer than toilet paper Potty Rocker logo tees and save $10. We'll also throw in a bag of Rainbow Poop to commemorate your purchase. You pick your sizes and designs when the campaign ends. Sizes 2T-XXL

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    POOPING DOUBLE
    Got multiple stinkers stuck in diapers? No problem. Select this reward and you get TWO Familiy Play Kits PLUS two extra bags of Rainbow Poop (10 pieces per bag) and 12 extra Temporary Tattoos.

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    MATCHING TEES FAMILY PLAY KIT PACK
    You snag a Potty Rocker Family Play Kit -- PLUS two limited edition, softer than toilet paper, Potty Rocker logo t-shirts. PLUS, we'll throw in two extra bags of rainbow or holiday themed poop (your choice--10 pieces per bag). You pick your t-shirt designs and sizes at the close of the campaign. Sizes 2T -- Adult XXL

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    JUST GIVE ME SOME SHIRTS, PLEASE!
    Yep: you're potty trained, but you love potty humor. Select this reward and score three softer than toilet paper Potty Rocker logo t-shirts PLUS we'll throw in three bags of rainbow or holiday poop (your choice--10 pieces per bag). You pick your t-shirt designs and sizes when the campaign closes. Sizes 2T-- Adult XXL

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    ULTIMATE POTTY ROCKER PLAY
    Your kiddo deserves some special treatment! Pledge $150 and we'll send you one Family Play Kit, two Potty Rocker logo tees, one MEGA bag of rainbow or holiday poop, an extra supply of 15 temporary tattoos, and a sheet of our restickable Potty Rocker wall clings. You pick your t-shirt designs and sizes when the campaign closes. Sizes 2T -- Adult XXL

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    GRANDPARENTS TO THE RESCUE!
    Got a small herd of kiddos in diapers? No problem! Get yo'self four Family Play Kits, four Potty Rocker logo tees, and four extra bags of rainbow or holiday poop (your choice -- 10 pieces per bag). If your grands are all out of diapers, that's awesome! We'll let you trade the Family Play Kits for more t-shirts or MEGA bags of poop. Just shoot us an email and we'll make it happen! You pick your t-shirt design and sizes when the campaign closes. Sizes 2T -- Adult XXL

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    THROW A POTTY PARTY
    Want to be the coolest parent in town? Throw a Potty Rocker Party for all the toddlers on the block--it'll go down in history! Pledge $500 and we'll send you 8 Family Play Kits, 8 Potty Rocker logo tees, and one MEGA bag of rainbow or holiday poop. Now that's bound to be one heck of a potty party! You're free to switch out the tees for more play kits or vice versa. Just shoot us an email and we'll make it happen!

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    ATLANTA-AREA POOP PARTY
    Potty Rocker Royal Flush Party for 10-15 children hosted by the Potty Docs and creators of The Potty Rocker, Dr. Nicole Pourchier and Dr. Lydia Mays. We'll customize your party and bring Play Kits, Rainbow Poop, and/or t-shirts. Bring us to your home or send us to your kiddo's preschool class and we guarantee a potty party they'll never forget. You can also send us to throw a party for one of your favorite non-profits -- we're game for anything that involves rainbow poop, potty humor, and a whole lot of kids laughing! And remember: even big kids get a kick out of whoopee cushion relays and rainbow poop!

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    CONTINENTAL U.S. POOP PARTY
    We'll hop on a plane and bring you your own Potty Rocker Royal Flush Party for 10-15 children hosted by the Potty Docs and creators of The Potty Rocker, Dr. Nicole Pourchier and Dr. Lydia Mays. We'll customize your party and bring Play Kits, Rainbow Poop, and/or t-shirts. Bring us to your home or send us to your kiddo's preschool class and we guarantee a potty party they'll never forget. You can also send us to throw a party for one of your favorite non-profits -- we're game for anything that involves rainbow poop, potty humor, and a whole lot of kids laughing! And remember: even big kids get a kick out of whoopee cushion relays and rainbow poop!

    Available to residents in the continental U.S. Must be scheduled 6-8 weeks in advance.

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