Story of Potty Duck
Learn how a toy was made for potty training boys and girls
Potty Duck was created by two people who believe that children learn best through play and discovery.
Meet Dr. Shelly Mann, a board-certified
pediatrician with 20 years of experience
helping hundreds of families with potty
training boys and girls.
Meet Linfred (Fred) Longenecker, a
part-time inventor and a long-time
stay-at-home Dad and Montessori parent.
Story of Potty Duck – an inventor’s view
The idea for Potty Duck began when my two-year-old daughter was taking a bath. She picked up a bathtub squirt toy and squeezed it to send water shooting from its mouth. I noticed a few drops of water leaked from a second, smaller hole on the bottom of the toy.
I made the hole a bit bigger, and that night we had a lot of fun making the squirt toy pee.
A few days later, our daughter stood up and said, “I want to go like [the squirt toy].”
We hurried off to the bathroom for one of her first successes!
Creating Potty Duck has been super fun. Dr. Mann and I invite you to share your story of how you and your family are using it for potty training boys and girls. We’d love to hear from you!